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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

January 11, 1983 

COMM I SSIONERS 
H. Welton Flynn, President 
Nancy C. Lenvir. , Vice President 

John M. Sanger 
Thomas Hsieh 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB 1 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 

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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

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Call to Order: 2:08 P.M. 

Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Nancy Lenvin, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Thomas Hsieh 

Commissioner Peter McCrea arrived at 2:27 P.M. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of December 28, 1982 were 
approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of Public Utilities Commissior . 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0002 A Appointing Howard N. Ellman as special counsel to 
assist in develooing a proposed lease of certain 
land in the City of Millbrae, compensation not to 
exceed $8,000, and also requesting Mayor's approval 
of said appointment. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, Sanger, Hsieh 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0003 H Approving a revised schedule of rates for the disposal 
of Hetch Hetchy Power to private consumers and 
municipal departments of the City and County of 
San Francisco, without discount for revenue 
producing activities. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, McCrea, Sanger, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0004 E Approving a Debit Modification in the amount of 
$56,616 to provide funds for additional work 
and an extension of time as set forth in Modification 
of Contract No. 6A to Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-676, Furnish and Install Train Destination 
Sign System, by Abbett Electric Corporation. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, McCrea, Sanger, Hsieh 



83-002 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0005 E Rejecting all bids received under San Francisco Water 
Department Contract No. 1859, Reroofing San Andreas 
Water Filtration Plant, San Mateo County, and 
authorizing the readvertisement of the contract under 
San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 1859R. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, McCrea, Sanger, Ksieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0001 A Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$252,610. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, McCrea, Sanger, Hsieh 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0006 H Approving Capital Improvement and Facilities Maintenance Pr 
grams, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power, period 1983-84 - 1988-89 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, McCrea, Sanger, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

:3-0007 H Approving the acquisition of additional land adjacent 
to Warnerville Substation, Stanislaus County for the 
purpose of increasing facilities and relocating 
Oakdale headquarters, and authorizing the Director of Pro-, 
perty to prepare the necessary legislation to acquire 
same . 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, McCrea, Sanger, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0008 W Approving of a certain City easement under the 

jurisdiction of the San Francisco Water Department 
to be quitclaimed, and following determination 
by the Director of Property, requesting him to 
prepare the necessary legislation for the adoption 
by the Board of Supervisors to consummate the 
execution of a quitclaim. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, McCrea, Sanger, Hsieh 



83-003 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0009 E Approving a Debit Modification to the professional 
services agreement with Louis T. Klauder and 
Associates in the amount of $20,000 to provide funds 
for additional work and authorizing an extension of 
time of 42 calendar days under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-588 City, Subway Signal System 
Design-Review and Acceptance. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, McCrea, Sanger, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0010 E Waiving the low bidder's failure to execute a bid 
bond and list of subcontractor's licenses and 
awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1850R, Suburban Chemical Storage Facility, San 
Mateo County, in the amount of $18,887.50 to John 
Marsh Engineering and Construction. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, McCrea, Sanger, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0011 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General 

Manager to negotiate a professional services contract with 
the firm of PSG-Waters Consultants to perform an 
investigation and design of corrosion protection 
system for the San Francisco Water Department 
pipelines of the Peninsula Division. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, McCrea, Sanger, Hsieh 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0012 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, accept, 
and expend $3,590,000 of Bridge Toll Net Revenue 
funds and/or State Transit Assistance and other 
monies allocated by MTC for regional local match 
for the purchase of 110 forty-foot diesel buses and 
55 articulated diesel coaches. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, McCrea, Sanger, Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0013 A Appointing James B. Hudak to serve as Alternate 
Trustee on the Transport Workers Union - San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Trust Fund Board of 
Trustees . 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Lenvin, McCrea, Sanger, Hsieh 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office 
of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg summarized his first eleven days as General 
Manager of Public Utilities. He said that he is establishing 
relationships with members of the Board of Supervisors, other City de- 
partments, outside agencies and the editorial boards of the major 
newspapers . 

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INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS 

Commissioner Sanger requested that staff submit the policy 
issues concerning the Market Street design to the Commission 
for resolution before various elements of the design are finalized 
by other City departments. 

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Commissioner Sanger requested that staff recommend a policy 
statement regarding the role of jitneys as supplementary trans- 
portation service. Commissioner Lenvin said that such a statement 
should take into consideration possible State deregulation of 
other common carriers and a mechanism for coordination between 
this Commission and the Police Commission. It was agreed that 
this matter would be calendared for March 22, 1983. 

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Resolution No. 83-0003--Revising the schedule of rates for fur- 
nishing Hetch Hetchy power to private consumers and municipal 
departments . 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
stated that this rate revision will transfer most City revenue 
producing activities to full market rates for power. Mr. 
Nothenberg said that the exceptions are those City agencies 
which exist on special funds and which would become a drain 
on the general fund if confronted with significant cost 
increases . 

Commissioner Lenvin expressed concern about energy conservation 
in those departments which would continue to be charged the 
discount rate. Mr. Nothenberg said that he would have the 
Bureau of Energy Conservation monitor the situation. 

President Flynn opened the meeting to the public. There were 
no public comments. 

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Resolution No. 83-0006 — Approving Hetch Hetchy Capital Improvement 
and Facilities Maintenance Programs. 

Commissioner Sanger questioned inclusion of the Holm Powerhouse-Pumping 
Station and River Flow Deflector Project in the first year's 
capital improvement program prior to submission to the Commission 
of benefit/cost information. Mr. Coffey replied that this 
information is being prepared. Commissioner Sanger requested that 
the description of the project include the statement: "Included 
for potential financing only. Does not imply approval of the 
project by the Public Utilities Commission." 



83-005 



Regarding Priority No. 32, Peak Power Facilities, Commissioner 
Sanger said that the description implies that decisions have already 
been made on the projects which are under environmental review. He 
requested that the description be amended to refer to several 
alternative projects for potential power generation. 

Regarding the Kirkwood Powerhouse Addition, Priority No. 1, 
Commissioner Hsieh requested that the description include the 
fact that this additional unit can also be used as a back up unit 
to the existing two units. 

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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER (continued) 

Mr. Anson Moran, Director of Budget Analysis, reported that 
negotiations with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) 
regarding acceptance of Municipal Railway Fast Passes on BART are 
not progressing satisfactorily. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that while he believed in the program, he was 
not prepared to go ahead under BART ' s terms which would result in 
costs in excess of a million dollars to the Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Sanger requested that the General Manager inform the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission that negotiations have reached 
an impasse and request its assistance in resolving the matter. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:48 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
SECRETARY 



83-006 



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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 

January 25, 1983 

COMMISSIONERS 
H. Welton Flynn, President 
Nancy C. Lenvin, Vice President 
Peter McCrea 
John M. Sanger 
Thomas Hsieh 



^^w JMENTS DEPT 

FEB 1 5 1983 

SAN FRANCiSCO 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



H>CU DEP', 
FEB 1 4 1S83 

SAN FRANCISCO 



83-007 



Call to Order: 2:08 P.M. 

Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Nancy C. Lenvin , 
Commissioner Peter McCrea, Commissioner John M. Sanger 
Commissioner Thomas Hsieh 



The Minutes of the regular meeting of January 11, 1983, were 
approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 

Election of Officers 

Commissioner Lenvin nominated Commissioner Peter McCrea for 
President. Commissioner Hsieh seconded. 

Peter McCrea was unanimously elected President. 

President McCrea said that last year was a turbulent year for the 
Commission. We were fortunate to have Commissioner Flynn, the most 
senior member of the Commission, as president. He said that we 
all owe him a great debt of gratitude. 

Commissioner Sanger nominated Commissioner Thomas Hsieh for Vice 
President. Commissioner Lenvin seconded. 

Thomas Hsieh was unanimously elected Vice President. 

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RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0014 A Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $42,545.70. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0015 A Approving Revolving Fund payments for settlement 
of claims against the Municipal Railway in the 
month of December 1982, totalling $80,967.34. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-008 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0016 A Approving collections, month of December, 1982, 
in the amount of $8,915.71 for payment of damage 
claims which the Municipal Railway has against 
miscellaneous debtors. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0017 A Requesting the Controller to draw warrant in favor of 
Dolly Mae Burrow in the amount of $4,500 in settle- 
ment of a non-litigated claim against the San Francisco 
Water Department, as a result of an automobile accident, 
December 1, 1981, at Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

A Requesting the Controller to draw warrant in favor of 
Nora K. Luke in the amount of $4,500 in settlement of 
a non-litigated claim against the San Francisco Water 
Department as a result of a water main break on 
July 24, 1981, at Judah and 21st Avenue. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

E Approving plans and specif icati.ons as prepared by 
staff and authorizing bid call under Municipal 
Railway Contract No. 837, Geneva Carbarn, Construct 
Traction Power System and Related Work, estimated 
to cost $500,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing bid call under Municipal 
Railway Contract No. 818, Muni Metro Rail Center 
Track Drainage, estimated to cost $55,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-009 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0021 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 

staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1853 - 8-Inch, 12-Inch and 16-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Cabrillo Street, 
La Playa Avenue, Balboa Street and the Great Highway, 
estimated to cost $571,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0022 E Approving the substitution of subcontractor, Empire 
Drilling for Ham Drilling to perform the drilling 
of anode wells, under Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 621. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

:3-0023 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1854, Construction of Fences on Right-of-Way at 
Street Crossings, City of Fremont and Newark, 
Alameda County, in the amount of $27,145.82 to 
Oliveira Fence, Inc., Santa Clara, California. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0024 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. 1814, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Sansome Street, between Sutter and Broadway Streets, 
as satisfactorily completed, and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $33,622.10 to P & J Utility Co. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0025 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. 1837, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Powell Street between Sacramento and Jackson Streets, 
as satisfactorily completed; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $6,224.75 to Rockmont 
Construction Company. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-010 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0026 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. 1838, 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Washington Street, Jackson Street, Jones to Taylor 
Streets, Taylor to Mason Streets and Mason Street, 
Filbert to Greenwich Streets, as satisfactorily com- 
pleted; approving credit Modification of Contract No. 1 in 
the amount of $7,627.66 to Rockmont Construction Co. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0027 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department supplemental appro- 
priation in the amount of $48,779 to fund holiday pay 
and extended work week for the remainder of fiscal 
year 82/83. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0028 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors the immediate filling of the position of 
Class 5138--Hetch Hetchy Project Superintendent of 
Operations, as the vacancy of this position over a 
long period of time will create a serious loss of 
efficiency in the management of Hetch Hetchy Operations 
at Moccasin. 

Votes: Ayes -• McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0029 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental appro- 
priation in the amount of $8,581.23 for supervisory 
differential for three employees. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0030 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors that the position of Class 1172, General 
Manager of Public Utilities, be filled immediately 
as the vacancy of this position over an extended period 
of time will create a serious loss of efficiency in the 
management of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-011 






On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

i3-0031 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department supplemental appro- 
priation in the amount of $11,324.20 for supervisory 
differential adjustment for one Assistant Division 
Manager Alameda Operations, one Assistant Division 
Manager Peninsula Operations, and one Associate Civil 
Engineer . 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0032 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, 
Public Utilities Commission, to execute a contract with 
Environmental Impact Planning Corporation, to prepare 
initial study of six projects proposed as additions 
to the Hetch Hetchy system, for a sum not to exceed 
$79,600. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0033 E Approving issuance of purchase specifications for 

pumps and motors for the proposed Cherry-Eleanor Pump 
Station Project subject to approval of the project 
by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh f 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0034 E Approving Amendment No. 4 to the agreement with the 

consultant, Chin & Hensolt, Engineers, Inc., to cover 
the additional design work and the credits due the 
City, and authorizing the Deputy General Manager and 
Chief Engineer of the Public Utilities Commission to 
execute said amendment to the agreement, resulting 
in a new total compensation figure not to exceed 
$3,643,691. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0035 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and. Chief Engineer 
to execute a professional services contract with 



83-012 



Kennedy/Jenks Engineers in Association with Tudor 
Engineering Company, in an amount not to exceed 
$100,000, to perform a study of alternatives to San 
Joaquin Pipeline No. 4. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0036 H Approving report prepared by staff, relative to revised 
rates for the disposal of Hetch Hetchy power, for 
submission to the Board of Supervisors. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0037 M Authorizing the Municipal Railway to reroute 
Lines 54-FELTON and 4 8-QUINTARA/2 4th STREET. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0038 M Requesting cooperation in a study of rerouting the 
southern end of Line 29-SUNSET. 

Votes: Ayes -• McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0039 M Approving modification No. 3 to Contract No. MR-757 
Muni Metro System - Switch Investigation, Kaiser 
Engineers, Inc., in the amount of $21,930.96, in 
order to permit additional engineering work to be 
performed at the Embarcadero and other Metro switches. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin was excused. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0040 ' F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, PUC , to 
apply for, accept, and expend up to $6 million 
of Operator's Direct Share 30% State Transit Assistance 
funds to finance 1982-83 Municipal Railway operations. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 



83-013 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0041 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, PUC , to 

apply for and accept up to $845,162 of State Transit 
Assistance funds for the purchase and installation of 
equipment to allow prepaid fare collection for the 
cable car system. 

Commissioner John Sanger was excused. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0042 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
PUC, to apply for, accept, and expend $326,688 of 
Bridge Toll Net Revenue funds and/or other monies 
allocated by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission 
for the purchase of four automated testing systems 
and related hardware from the Hewlett Packard Company. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0043 F Requesting a supplemental appropriation authorizing 
the Controller to transfer $2,320,000 from various 
personnel line items in the Municipal Railway to the 
platform salaries line item. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0044 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department supplemental appro- 
priation of $210,500 to increase the spending level 
of San Francisco Water Department Contract No- 1839R 
with Pacific Pavement Company Ltd, 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-004 5 F Approving an amendment to the contract with the law firm 
of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Robertson, and 
Falk for professional services with respect to the 
litigation entitled, Palo Alto v. CCSF , and increasing 
the funding from the sum of $170,000 to $300,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of 
the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

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83-014 



Public Hearing — To consider modification to the schedule of rates, 
fares and charges of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Municipal Railway has experienced a revenue shortfall from 
what had been anticipated in the last fare adjustment. As had 
been requested, staff looked at the consequences of the fare 
structure adopted by the Board of Supervisors, particularly as 
regards an appropriate price for the Fast Pass, senior citizens 
and handicapped fares. Mr. Jed has that report. 

Mr. Leo Jed, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial Manage- 
ment, Public Utilities Commission, stated that staff analyses 
indicate that a $23.00 Fast Pass would result in $1 million less 
revenue; a $22.00 Fast Pass would cost $1.9 million and a discount 
fare of $.25 single fare/$5.00 Discount Pass would increase 
revenue $1.6 million annually. 

President McCrea said that the question before the Commission is 
whether the Commission should resubmit to the Board of Supervisors 
a proposal to reduce the Fast Pass to $2.2.00 and raise the senior 
citizen and handicapped fare to $.25, with a $5.00 monthly pass. 
He opened the meeting to the public. 

Mr. Fred Ruge, representing Consumer Action Now, suggested that 
no recommendation be made at this time. 

Mr. David Hoag said that all monthly passes should be based upon 
the cost of 40 rides. Therefore, the Fast Pass should remain 
the same and the student pass increased. He supported raising 
the senior citizen fare to 15C with a $6.00 pass. 

Mr. H. Elmo Powell spoke in opposition to raising the fare for 
senior citizens and handicapped persons. 

Mr. Ken Farmer opposed any fare increase. 

Mr. Norman Armentrout opposed a five fold increase for senior 
citizen fares. 

Mrs. Fifer, 1701 22nd Avenue, suggested a 10C senior fare with 
a $3.50 pass . 

Mr. Stephen Langer opposed any fare increase. 

Mr. Yu, 688 Commercial Street, said that the problem is drivers 
don't check fares, transfers and Fast Passes. 

Mr. John G. Gardner, Senior Vice President, I.L.W.U., Local 6, 
spoke in opposition to an increase for senior citizens. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, spoke in 
favor of repealing the 33% farebox requirement of AB-1107. 

Mrs. Frances Neer said that the Municipal Railway 5-Year Plan 
states that special considerations would be given to the elderly 
and handicapped. 

Mr. Jeff Sutter, representing the San Francisco Muni Coalition, 
said that AB-1107 has become a floor escalator for Muni fares, 
making them higher than anywhere else in the State. 



83-015 



Ms. Sondra Gynkiss said that the current senior citizen fare 
should be retained. 

Mr. Walter J. O'Donnell said that an increase in the monthly pass 
for handicapped persons would put Canon Kip Operation Trans- 
portation out of business because their clients use passes. 

Ms. Dolly Olsen opposed an increase for senior citizens fares. 

Mrs. Carolyn Howard said that the higher student fares create 
a hardship for families with several children. 

Ms. Shirley Bierly, representing the San Francisco Legislative 
Forum, California Legislative Council of Older Americans, opposed 
an increase for senior citizens and handicapped persons. 

Ms. Irene Collier, representing the Mayor's Advisory Council on 
Childcare, spoke in favor of reducing the Fast Pass price. 

Ms. Lillian Crosthwaite, representing the 711 Eddy Street Tenants 
Council, said that if the senior fare must be raised then it should 
be raised to no more than 10 cents. 

Mr. Jaime D. Cayabyat, Sr., opposed any increase for senior 
citizens . 

Mr. Phillip Seronick supported retaining the current fare structure 
for senior citizens and handicapped persons. 

Mr. William Silverstein suggested a $20.00 Fast Pass and retention 
of the current discount fares. 

Ms. Susan Bossardt commented that there does not appear to be a 
common basis for fares. Fast Passes were raised from $16.00 to 
$24.00 and senior citizens fares are proposed to be raised from 
5 cents to 25 cents. 

Ms. Tanya Light said that San Francisco has some of the most 
powerful legislators in the State Legislature. If repealing 
AB-1107 was a priority with local officials it would become a 
priority with the State Legislature. 

Commissioner Sanger said that changing AB-1107 has been a priority 
with this Commission and the Mayor. He urged anyone interested 
in this matter to write to their State representatives. 

Ms. Edythe Franco opposed an increase for senior citizens and 
those people receiving S.S.I, assistance. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President, CAP/Trans, pointed out that 
revenues are down because the cable car system is closed for 
rehabilitation. 

Mr. Jose Estape spoke in favor of a $20.00 Fast Pass and against 
any increase for senior citizens and handicapped persons. 

Mr. Lee Brown, Vice President of the Retirees Association for 
Local 2, opposed any increase in senior citizens fares. 

Ms. Melody Lamar, representing the Gray Panthers, said that the 
City's surplus should be used to retain the 5 cent senior 
citizens fare. 



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Ms. Shirley Rosenberg said that riding the bus is her only- 
recreation and she cannot afford to pay more than 5 cents. 

Mr. Steve Linsey suggested that AB-1107 take into consideration 
passenger trips per dollar or passenger miles per dollar. He 
supported the proposed increase and lowering of the Fast Pass . 

Ms. Ann Fibush supported the Fast Pass concept and suggested 
extending it to special Saturday/Sunday passes and marketing 
them to corporations. 

Mr. Julius Zamacoma opposed increasing the senior citizens 
fare. 

Mrs. Tardos, 1025 Balboa Street, supported raising senior fares 
to 10 cents during off-peak hours and 25 cents during peak hours. 

Ms. Grace G. Hazelrigg spoke against an increase in senior 
citizens fares. 

Ms. Joan P. Emerson, representing the Children's Council of San 
Francisco, supported reducing the Fast Pass, retaining the 5 cent 
senior fare and no fare for groups of four or more children 
accompanied by an adult. 

Mr. G. Bruce Windrem said that he is disabled and $5„00 for a 
discount pass would not be too much for him to pay. 

Mr. Robert Spotorno suggested retaining the current $24.00 Fast 
Pass and increasing the senior fares to 10 cents and $4.00 for 
a pass. 

Mr. Barry Pearl supported changing AB--1107 to drop the 33% farebox 
requirement. He said that the Metropolitan Transportation 
Commission's unified fare system is unfair to the Municipal 
Railway, therefore, we should not abide by it. 

The public hearing was closed. 

Commissioner Hsieh suggested that the Commission invite the San 
Francisco representatives in the State Legislature to attend our 
meeting to inform the Commission and the public regarding the 
farebox recovery requirement. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he feels confident that the 
Commission and the Mayor will be successful in changing the 
33% farebox requirement. He moved to continue the Commission's 
consideration of the fare modification to the regular meeting 
of March 8, 1983. Commissioner Flynn seconded. The motion 
was unanimously adopted. 

************ 

Resolution No. 83-0032 — Authorizing a contract with Environmental 
Impact Planning Corporation to prepare initial study of six 
projects proposed as additions to the Hetch Hetchy system. 

Commissioner Sanger questioned the inclusion in this contract of 
work to prepare an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission on the South Fork Project prior to the completion of 
the environmental assessment of all proposed projects. Such action 
assumes that the Commission has selected one of the alternatives. 



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Mr. Oral Moore, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, Public 
Utilities Commission, replied that the preliminary permit appli- 
cation for the South Fork Project does not require an environmental 
study. One year has elapsed since the preliminary permit was 
issued. We have two years remaining in which to meet the 
requirements for the license application. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to approve a contract to prepare initial 
study of all the proposed projects including the South Fork Project 
and directed that the budget be appropriately adjusted. Commissioner 
Lenvin seconded. 

Mr. Alvin Greenberg, Chairman of the Sierra Club's Water Resources 
Committee for Northern California, said that he appreciated the 
Commission's decision to fund a scoping study and not an 
engineering study. He said that he believes the scoping process 
will identify the need to review non-river alternatives. 

************ 

Resolution No. 83-0039--Approving Modification No. 3 to MR-757. 

Commissioner Flynn questioned whether the work had been done since 
the modification form is dated September 23, 1982. 

Mr. Edward Pearson, Acting Deputy General Manager, Engineering and 
Maintenance, Municipal Railway, replied that the work had not 
been done and explained the tasks that would be performed under 
this modification. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that modifications be submitted to 
the Commission in a more timely fashion. Commissioner Sanger 
requested that the materials submitted to the Commission include 
what we are being asked to pay for. 

************ 

Item No. 20--Regarding the northern terminal loop for the extension 
of the 33-ASHBURY. 

Ms. Susan Chelone, Transit Planner, Municipal Railway, stated that 
a public meeting was held in the neighborhood to consider several 
alternatives for the northern terminal loop of the 33-ASHBURY. As 
a result, staff is recommending the following route; from Arguello 
and California, via California, Walnut, Sacramento, Presidio, 
California to Arguello. 

Ms. Frances Neer, 3365 Sacramento Street, said that many of the 
people on Walnut Street will use the service to go to Children's 
Hospital or Marshall Hale Hospital. 

Mr. Paco Palmero, representing Children's Hospital and Marshall 
Hale Hospital, opposed routing the bus on Maple Street. 

Mr. Jere Becker supported the loop at Presidio Avenue. 

Mr. Roy Johns, 3965 Sacramento Street, suggested routing the bus 
through Jordan Park and opposed using Sacramento Street. 



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Mr. John Skov, representing the Sacramento/Arguello Neighborhood 
Association, supported operating the line to Presidio Avenue and 
suggested returning via Euclid Avenue. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt suggested making the 33-ASHBURY line a loop by 
extending it along California Street to Van Ness Avenue and then 
to San Francisco General Hospital 

Commissioner Lenvin was excused at 5:25 P.M. 

President McCrea directed that staff conduct another neighborhood 
meeting and notify everyone who may be affected by the various 
proposals being considered. This item was continued to March 8, 1983 

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Commissioner Sanger was excused at 5:35 P.M. 



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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

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COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy C . Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



83-020 



Call to Order: 2:07 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Vice President Thomas Hsieh, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner John M. 
Sanger, Commissioner Nancy C. Lenvin 

The Minutes of the meeting of January 25, 1983 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0047 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a Municipal Railway Supplemental Appro- 
priation in the amount of $746,000 to fund implementation 
of the BART/Muni Interoperator Pass. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0048 H Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a contract with Environmental Impact 
Planning Corporation to provide full scale environ- 
mental review for six projects within the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission's time constraint on 
the South Fork Tuolumne Project, and to negotiate 
a contract for engineering feasibility studies 
as required. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0049 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors that the position of Municipal Railway's 
Transit Manager II be filled immediately as the vacancy 
of this position over a long period of time will result 
in a serious deficiency in the management of the 
operating division at Potrero. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-021 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0050 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors that the position of Municipal Railway's 
Transit Manager II be filled immediately as the vacancy 
of this position over a long period of time will result 
in a serious deficiency in the management of the 
operating division at Kirkland. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0051 A Approving collections for the months of October, 

November, and December, 1982, of charges for damages 
against miscellaneous debtors, San Francisco Water 
Dept., in the amount of $200 and a write-off of 
an uncollectible debt in the amount of $6,454.67. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0046 A Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$58,892.72. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0052 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by staff, 
and authorizing bid call under Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 
687, Street Lighting Conversion, Series to Multiple, 
Contract II, Conduits and Related Work, estimated to 
cost $125,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0053 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 

1849, Excavation and Repaving for Water Service Trenches 
in the amount of $96,000 to Lowrie Paving Company, Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

S3-00 54 E Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 

Contract No. 678, Public Address Systems in Muni Metro 
Stations, as satisfactorily completed; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $10,564.90 to Abbett 
Electric Corporation. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 
83-022 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

!3-0055 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. 1835R, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in California Street, Drumm to Davis Streets and Sansome 
Street to Grant Avenue, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving debit Modification of Contract No. 1 in the 
amount of $12,431; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $26,005.10 to P & J Utility Co. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0056 E Approving Agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Company 
for Standby Equipment use at Stations E and F (Marina) 
at no cost to the City, subject to agreed conditions and 
until the City replacement transformers are obtained, 
and authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute said Agreement. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0057 E Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 

execute an agreement with the Department of Public Works 
for the installation of an additional traffic signal 
controller at the St. Francis Circle. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0058 F Requesting the Controller to transfer funds, $31,125, 
in the Municipal Railway's Equipment Maintenance 
Division from Object 146 Rental of Property to Object 
220 to purchase technical training aids and equipment. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0059 F Requesting the Controller to transfer funds, $20,000, 
from Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Professional and 
Special Services to Services of the City Attorney. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-023 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0060 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a Water Department supplemental appropriation 
in the amount of $165,594, to be transferred from 
Permanent Craft Salary Savings to fund overtime and 
related Fringe Benefits. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0061 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors the immediate filling of the position of 
Class 9195 Light Rail Vehicle Equipment Engineer - 

Municipal Railway, as the vacancy of this position 

over an extended period of time will seriously affect 

the efficiency in the maintenance of the Light Rail 
Vehicle fleet. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0062 W Approving the Capital Improvement Program of the San 

Francisco Water Department for fiscal year 1983-84 through 
1988-89, and authorizing its submission to the Department 
of City Planning. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0063 E Approving Contract Modification No. 3 and Amendment No. 
3 to the Agreement between the City and Robert B. Wong, 
AIA, for professional services for engineering design 
for construction of the Auxiliary Building at Muni Metro 
Rail Center which would increase the total compensation 
allowable under the Agreement from $198,988 to $236,718. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0064 M Authorizing the General Manager to take appropriate 
steps to ensure the successful participation of 
the Municipal Railway in the Historic Trolley 
Festival this summer, which was proposed by the 
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, in the event that 
it is approved by the Board of Supervisors. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-024 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0065 M Approving the selection of Trans Ad, a division of 
Jim Pattison Industries, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, 
Canada, as recommended by staff, and subject to 
the Commission's approval of the certified financial 
statement, and authorizing the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to negotiate a contract with 
Trans Ad. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office 
of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg reported that he is awaiting confirmation of 
the agreement which would enable us to institute a BART/Muni pass 
on April 1, 198 3. He introduced a supplemental appropriation in 
the amount of $746,000.00 to fund the first quarter. 

On motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner Sanger, 
the supplemental appropriation was unanimously approved. 

************ 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that there is a need to accelerate the process 
for the environmental review of the Hetch Hetchy projects in order 
to meet the time requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (F.E.R.C.) . He requested authority to begin contract 
negotiations with the consultant for the full scale environmental 
review of the six projects and, as part of the contract, to 
include the engineering feasibility studies required by the F.E.R.C. 
preliminary permit issued on the South Fork Tuolumne Project. 

Commissioner Sanger questioned the inclusion of the engineering 
feasibility studies in this contract. However, given the time 
constraints, he said that he was prepared to authorize the 
General Manager to execute a contract for the environmental 
portion of the work. 

Commissioner Flynn moved, Commissioner Hsieh seconded, to authorize 
the General Manager of Public Utilities to execute a contract with 
Environmental Impact Planning Corporation to provide full scale 
environmental review of the six projects, within the F.E.R.C. 
time constraint on the South Fork Tuolumne Project, and to 
negotiate a contract for the engineering feasibility studies 
which are also required by the F.E.R.C. preliminary permit 
issued on the South Fork Fuolumne Project. Resolution No. 
83-0048 was unanimously adopted. 

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Resolution No. 83-0065 — Approving the selection of Trans Ad for the 
Transit Advertising Contract, subject to negotiation of a final contract, 

President McCrea asked counsel for an opinion as to the legal latitude 
of the Commission to entertain any changes to the bids contained in 
the proposals submitted by the various firms. Mr. John Doherty, 
Deputy City Attorney, replied that the Request for Proposals stated 
that the Commission regarded any proposal as advisory only and that 
the Commission reserved the right to reject all bids and to not 
award the contract to the highest bidder or to any bidder, and 
reserved the right to award the contract to any qualified person on 
the basis of negotiated terms. In response to the question as to 
whether the RFP allowed the Commission to change the dollars and 
terms in a proposal, Mr. Doherty replied affirmatively, both could 
be negotiated. 

Commissioner Hsieh asked what was Trans Ad's commitment to affirmative 
action. Mr. Arnold Baker, Acting Director of Personnel, replied 
that the firm said that it would open an office in San Francisco 
using a minority real estate broker, they would hire local staff 
and meet any affirmative action requirements, they would hire a 
community organizer, who would be a minority, also they would meet 
any requirement set forth by the Contract Compliance Office. 

Commissioner Flynn questioned the selection committee's affirmative 
action ratings which gave 100% or 60 points to Trans Ad, a firm without 
data in this area versus 21 points to an organization which employs 
30 Black and Hispanic workers out of 139 people, exclusive of women. 
Mr. Baker answered that Trans Ad does not have the same minority 
business enterprise/affirmative action requirements in Canada. 
Since they were allowed to bid, the Contract Compliance Office can 
only elicit the most positive program they can get from the firm. 
Commissioner Flynn pointed out that in the past the City Attorney 
held that any documents that had to do with affirmative action should 
be inclusive in the contract, prior to execution of the contract. This 
Commission's resolution regarding minority business enterprise and 
affirmative action should be incorporated in the contract. 

Commissioner Sanger asked what in the contract provides the basis 
to enforce any W/MBE or affirmative action requirements. Mr. 
Doherty replied that when the contract was drafted he asked the 
Contract Compliance Office what they wanted in the contract. They 
did not specify any Public Utilities Commission resolution. He 
said that in his opinion any contract entered into, necessarily, has 
to be in conformance with law; and, if the Public Utilities Commission 
resolution is in fact an operative resolution, then by operation 
of law the contract must be consistent with it and is incorporated 
by reference. There is an incorporation of 12B. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if Trans Ad submitted a certified financial 
statement. Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Public Information, replied 
affirmatively . 

Mr. Richard Idell, of the law firm of Carlos Bea, attorneys for New 
York Subways, also known as Transit America, said that the selection 
committee put a tremendous amount of weight on hopes, promises and 
dreams and very little in the way of analysis on what has happened 
in the past. He said that his client has had the contract for the 
last three years and has produced increasingly more revenue for the 
City. He questioned the comparison of a Canadian firm, which has no 
United States clients with a firm such as New York Subways. He said 
that the structure of advertising is different in Canada. He said 
that his client is willing to match the financial promises of Trans Ad. 

Mr. Charles Breyer, speaking for Mr. William Coblentz, attorney 
for Trans Ad, stated that Trans Ad is willing to incorporate 



83-026 



into the contract the representations made to staff regarding 
affirmative action. We understand that the Commission has the 
right to negotiate the terms of the contract and we are willing 
to do that. Regarding the company's financial position, he said, 
revenues last year were in excess of $600 million and profits were 
in excess of $50 million and they presently have a $100 million 
cash reserve. He said that he thought the Commission would be 
satisfied with the financial performance of the company. 

In response to a question by President McCrea regarding the 
company's United States accounts, Mr. Breyer said that the 
company has not done much business in the United States. In 
Canada, advertising of liquor and cigarettes is not permitted, yet 
the firm has a 90% occupancy rate. 

Commissioner Lenvin expressed concern about the impact that 

start up operations would have on the first year's revenue. 

Mr. M. Robert Myhill, President of Trans Ad, said that a change of 

agency should not make a difference. He said, he was looking 

to go beyond the current level . 

Mr. Charles Clifford, attorney representing Winston Network, Inc., 
said that the request for proposals stated that the Commission 
would consider all proposals to be advisory only (as opposed to 
a bid) and that the Commission reserved the right to award to 
any qualified person or corporation. The word proposal was used 
throughout. Yet the General Manager is recommending Trans Ad as 
the highest bidder. He said that in the scoring submitted by the 
General Manager, Winston did well in the substantive areas, it 
was deficient in the areas of affirmative action and minority 
business enterprise. He said that Winston has been a leader in 
affirmative action across the nation, and takes it as a personal 
affront that a firm with no history in this area is considered 
and rated higher. A realistic scoring in this area would have 
given Winston the highest score. He said that Winston's bid was 
higher for the first two years. 

Mr. Marc Winston, President of Winston Network, Inc., said that 
his proposal has the highest guaranteed dollars. He said his 
company is in the best position to do the best job. They have 
increased revenue by 50% in the last 2 years for BART and AC Transit 
and 100% in Los Angeles in 3 years. He said that he didn't 
understand how a Canadian firm could get a perfect score in 
affirmative action when they don't have a program. He offered 
a firm guarantee of $1 million annually. 

Commissioner Sanger asked why this offer was not included in the 
proposal. Mr. Winston replied that he followed the proposal 
form, the Commission's staff had repeatedly said that this was 
not a competitive bid process. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to approve the selection of Trans Ad, 
as recommended by staff, subject to the Commission's receipt and 
approval of certified financial statements, and to authorize the 
General Manager of Public Utilities to negotiate a contract with 
Trans Ad. Commissioner Hsieh seconded. 

Commissioner Sanger said the contract provisions should include 
the representations made to the selection committee regarding 
affirmative action and minority business enterprise, which were 



83-027 



the basis for the points scored in this area so that they will be 
enforceable matters in the contract. 

Commissioner Lenvin requested that the contract include a 
minimum annual guarantee based upon the percentage applied 
to current revenues so that we are guaranteed that we don't 
make any less next year than this year. 

Commissioner Flynn requested a certified financial statement for 
the specific operations of Trans Ad rather than a consolidated 
statement . 

Commissioner Sanger amended his motion and included conditions 
to address the aforementioned concerns. 

As a point of clarification, Mr. Nothenberg inquired as to whether 
he was authorized to negotiate a different percentage of return 
from that which was contained in the proposal. President McCrea 
replied that 57.5%, as offered in the proposal, is a minimum. 

Resolution No. 83-0065 was unanimously adopted. 

************ 

Resolution No. 83-0064--Regarding the proposal for a San Francisco 
Historic Trolley Festival. 

Mr. Harold Geissenheimer , General Manager, Municipal Railway, said 
that the Chamber of Commerce has prepared a proposal for an 
Historic Trolley Festival where by vintage streetcars would 
operate on Market Street from May 28, through September 5, 1983. 

Mr. Rick Laubscher, representing the San Francisco Chamber of 
Commerce, Transportation Committee, stated that funding for the 
project was submitted to the Finance Committee of the Board of 
Supervisors which has requested that the proposal receive at 
least conceptual approval by the Public Utilities Commission 
before the matter is considered by the full Board. 

Mr. Charles Rosen, a member of the Eureka Valley Promotional 
Association, spoke in favor of the proposal to operate the 
service to Castro and 17th Streets. 

Dr. Robert Owen, a resident of the Eureka Valley area, stated 
that he is a rail enthusiast, however, he opposed approval of the 
project without more information and public hearings on the 
route . 

A resident of Hartford Street near 17th Street said that there 
is not neighborhood support for operation past 11th Street. And, 
it would take away 10 parking places on 17th Street. 

Ms. Hydie Chipp, a resident of Eureka Valley, questioned if the 
Fire Department would approve a super imposed switch. She opposed 
any action before the neighborhood affected is given a chance 
for input. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President of CAP/Trans, supported the 
project. 



83-028 



Mr. Robert Hunter, a resident of 17th Street and a member of the 
Boards of Directors of the Eureka Valley Promotional Association 
and the Eureka Valley Merchants Associations, said that these 
organizations had not been notified of today's meeting. He urged 
that no action be taken until these neighborhood organizations could 
be heard. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, of San Francisco Tomorrow, supported the project, 
and said that it would serve as a demonstration project for a 
future E-line. 

Mr. Fred Perry suggested that the line could be used for owl service 
or for emergency service. 

Mr. Robert Itala, a resident of 17th Street, opposed the proposal 
because of the noise. He said that he had collected 87 signatures 
on a petition against it. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to amend the proposed resolution to 
read: that this Commission has no objection to the proposal, in 
the event the Board of Supervisors finds it in the best interest of 
the City and is willing to appropriate monies and provide funding 
separate from the appropriations and revenues assigned to the 
Municipal Railway. Commissioner Lenvin seconded. 

President McCrea directed that the transmittal letter to the Board 
of Supervisors state that there was testimony to the effect that 
many people in the neighborhood where the vehicles would operate 
had not been notified about the proposal or were concerned about 
the impact this project might have if the line were to operate west 
of Church Street. While the Commission endorses the project 
operationally, it feels that the Board of Supervisors would be 
prudent to determine the neighborhood's reaction, if the line were 
to operate west of Church and Duboce Streets. 

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Dianne Feinstein 
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PUBLIC HEARING 
Room 2-C, City Hall 
1:30 P. M. 
February 18, 1983 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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SAN FRANCISCO 
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COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy C. Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 



Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



83-030 



Call to Order: 
Present: 



1:42 P.M. 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner 

John M. Sanger, Commissioner Nancy C. Lenvin 



Absent: President, Peter McCrea 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh presided. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



83-0066 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving budgets for the Fiscal Year 1983-84 
19 83-84 for all departments and bureaus under 
the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

Votes: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Copies of the above resolution are on file 
in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

************* 



PUBLIC HEARING 



To consider approving budget proposals for Fiscal Year 1983-84 
for all departments and bureaus under the jurisdiction of the 
Public Utilities Commission. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
presented the budget proposals using an overhead projector. 



MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

Mr. Nothenberg said that in the past the Municipal Railway has 
operated under a resource constraint — that being the amount of 
money allotted from the General Fund to cover its deficit. This 
year there is also an expenditure constraint, resulting from the 
farebox recovery requirement of AB-1107. He said that the farebox 
recovery level for the proposed budget, which is a maintenance 
budget, is less than 33%. If we were to meet the 33% requirement 
this budget would have to be decreased $13 million. We must 
budget for salary standardization and other cost increases over 
which we have no control. He said that we cannot live with 
AB-1107 as it is now. We have budgeted at a 30% recovery ratio, 
because we are not proposing the service cuts that a $13 million 
reduction would require. We believe that a waiver of the 33% 
requirement is necessary, appropriate and achievable. 



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cribed the new programs that a 
ssioner Lenvin expressed conce 

there may not be adequate res 
nee budget. Mr. Nothenberg re 
er the UTDC formulas which the 
ipment maintenance budget are 

address this issue before req 
rted by the formula. Commissi 
500,000 be added to the diesel 
taff's priorities. 



re recommended in 
rn, given the age 
ources in the 
plied that we need 

Board of Supervisors 
rational. He said 
uestino positions 
oner Lenvin requested 

maintenance budget 



83-031 



Commissioner Sanger questioned budgeting overtime money rather 
than new positions. Mr. Nothenberg said that he would reduce 
overtime and increase new positions requested, however, there 
is the risk of not getting the new positions and not having 
enough money in the overtime account to get the job done. 

Mr. Nothenberg summarized the programs requested by the department 
which were not recommended for funding this year. Regarding the 
Motor Coach Peak Service Improvement Program, Commissioner Sanger 
said that the assumption has been that the Municipal Railway 
will reduce missed runs to a manageable level this year and, 
therefore, we should begin to look forward to adding peak period 
service on the street. Since the program is not recommended for 
funding in this budget, Commissioner Sanger requested a contingency 
plan after July 1, 1983 that would cost between $500,000 and 
$1,500,000 that assumes that we can draw up to 29% farebox 
recovery ratio. Mr. Nothenberg expressed reservations about 
going below a 30% farebox recovery ratio. Ke said that staff 
would develop a moderate peak service contingency plan after the 
first of the fiscal year. 

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BUREAUS 

Commissioner Hsieh expressed concern about improving our public 
relations effort. Mr. Nothenberg replied that there is no new 
money in this budget for public relations. However, he is in 
the process of reassigning current personnel and he expects 
additional benefits from the volunteer committee chaired by 
Commissioner Sanger. 

Commissioner Flynn questioned the proposed increase of $36,000 
for the Smith Dawson contract which the Commission approved as 
a temporary contract for $1,500 per month. Mr. Leo Jed, Assistant 
General Manager, Bureau of Financial Management, PUC, replied that 
this contract was always intended to be an ongoing contract. 
Initially, the firm quoted prices between $3,000 and $4,000 per 
month. We negotiated the price down to $1,500 per month to start 
and said that we would assess the value of the service and would 
negotiate the next contract on that basis. 



WATER DEPARTMENT 

Mr. Eugene Kelleher, General Manager and Chief Engineer, San 
Francisco Water Department, requested an additional $300,000 to 
update the billing and customer information system. This would 
supplement the funds set aside by the Commission in 1978 and 
funds from the Department of Public Works for their portion of 
the project. 

IIETCH HETCHY WATER AND POWER 

Commissioner Sanger questioned the increase in the equity transfer 
and its inclusion in the budget because it might be taken as a 
guaranteed sum of money. Mr. Nothenberg replied that it is 
necessary to reserve the funds so that it shows on the end of the 
year audit statement. Mr. Jed said that the figures are based 
upon this year's revenue. 



83-032 



;ommissioner Ilsieh opened the meeting for public comments, 
'here being none, the public hearing was closed. 

)n motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner Sanger, 
:he budgets were adopted, as amended. 



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HEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:55 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



83-033 



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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

February 22, 1983 



^wwUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR 1 5 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 

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COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy C. Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



83-034 



Call to Order: 2:08 P.M. 



Present: Vice President Thomas Hsieh, Commissioner John Sanger, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh presided until President Peter HcCrea 
arrived at 2:10 P.M. 



Absent: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 



The Minutes of the regular meeting of February 8, 1983 were 
approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0067 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by staff, 
and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1852 - Replacement of Valve No. C-21 
on Bay Division Pipeline No. 3 near Calaveras 
Road in Milpitas, estimated to cost $55,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0068 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 684, No. 

24-DIVISADERO Electrification Project, Bernal 
Substation, Site Preparation and 
Installation, in the amount of $71,105.00 to 
Nibbi Bros. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0069 E Approving credit modification No. 5 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-684, Cable Car Barn and 
Surrounding Trackway, in the amount of $482,863 
for the deletion of the following items: drive 
bases, wind and rewind machinery, tension carriages, tensi< 
carriage towers and inspection platforms, and incor- 
porating these items into Contract No. MR-820, Cable 
Car Drive Machinery. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-035 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0070 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff and authorizing Bid Call under Municipal 
Railway Contract No. 820 - Cable Car Drive Machinery, 
Mechanical Components, and Monitoring and Control 
System, estimated to cost $6.2 million for performing 
this work. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0071 A Authorizing the Municipal Railway to accept $4,583.22 
in settlement of a property damage claim against 
Enterprise Insurance Company, as insurer of Hurst 
Trading, Inc., for damages to LRV #1238. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0072 A Approving collection of charges for damages against 

miscellaneous debtors for the month of January 1983 in 
the amount of $3,839.05. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0073 M Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-797, Potrero 
Division, Mezzanine Storage Facilities, in the amount 
of $24,200 to Daly Construction. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0074 M Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-798-R, Muni 
Metro System, Passenger and Shelter Extensions, 
Various Locations, in the amount of $136,438 to 
Accurate Construction, Livermore, California. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

53-0075 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a Public Utilities Commission, Bureau of 
Administration, supplemental appropriation to 
classify (1) A395 Facilities Security Officer to (1) 
8221 Security Services Manager, Public Utilities 
Commission . 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 
83-036 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

3-0076 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors permission to immediately fill the 
position of Class A443 - Transit Maintenance 
Manager II - Municipal Railway as vacancy of 
this position over a long period of time will 
seriously affect the preventive maintenance of 
our Light Rail Vehicle fleet. 

p 
Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

3-0077 E Approving the selection of Health Record Services 

to conduct a study on consolidation, reorganization 
and training for a centralized filing system, and to 
provide training and furnish filing equipment, and 
authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate an agreement, the cost not to exceed 
$7,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

3-0078 E Accepting the work performed under Professional 

Services Contract with Brown & Caldwell - Montgomery 
A Joint Venture, for the Study of Alternatives 
for Treatment of Crystal Springs Reservoir Water 
as satisfactorily completed and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $2,970.69. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

3-0079 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General 
Manager to execute an Agreement with the firm of 
PSG-Waters Consultants to investigate and design 
corrosion protection systems for San Francisco Water 
Department pipelines of the Suburban Division, in 
the amount of $35,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0080 E Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. 836, Geneva 
Carbarn, Construct New Trackwork and Shop Building, 
in the amount of $4,719,500 for the base bid to 
S. J. Amoroso/Verrett Construction Co., A Joint 
Venture, Foster City. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-037 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0081 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
PUC, to apply for, accept, and expend $4,992,000 of 
UMTA Section 9A capital assistance funds and 
$1,248,000 from regional local match funds such as 
State Transit Assistance funds and/or Bridge Toll 
Net Revenue funds for three Municipal Railway 
projects: Reconstruction of Trolley Overhead, 
Purchase of General Equipment, and the Central 
Control and Communication Systems Improvement 
Project . 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0082 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance to re 
lease a Request For Qualification to identify a 
firm or team of firms to assist the Public Utilities 
Commission in setting up safe harbor leases for 
all rolling stock placed in service between January 
1, 1981 and January 1, 1988. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0083 A Approving Transit Advertising Contract and 

authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a Transit Advertising Contract with 
Trans Ad, a division of Jim Pattison Industries, 
Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0084 E Endorsing a proposal to install a restroom for 
cable car operators in the southeast corner of 
Hallidie Plaza and directing staff to develop 
plans and to seek the necessary approval of 
other public agencies for this facility. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

J3-0085 E Forwarding drawings and cost estimates for a public 
restroom in Hallidie Plaza which were developed 
during the course of our work for consideration and 
action by the Board of Supervisors since this is 
outside the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 
83-038 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0086 H Authorizing the City Attorney to stipulate to i 
judgment in suit brought by the United States 
against the City and County of San Francisco 
providing that the City shall transfer to the 
United States certain parcels of land, and in 
exchange the City shall obtain the Camp Mather 
property and the timber rights on the Ike Dye 
property . 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS 

President McCrea requested that the City Attorney's Office include 
in the report previously requested by the Commission, comments on the 
recent Federal Court ruling on water rights in the State of California. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS 

President McCrea requested a report on patronage on the lBX-California 
(Reverse) Express line. 

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Resolution No. 83-0074 — Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-798R, Muni Metro System, Passenger and Shelter Extensions, Various 
Locations . 

Commissioner Sanger questioned the safety of installing a four foot 
wide handicapped loading ramp at 19th Avenue and Holloway Street. 
Mr. Edward Pearson, Acting Deputy General Manager, Engineering and 
Maintenance, Municipal Railway, replied that he had discussed this 
extensively with the State Department of Transportation's handicapped 
group. 

On motion of Commissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner Hsieh, 
Contract No. MR-798R was awarded to Accurate Construction, subject 
to staff securing approval from San Francisco State University 
regarding the safety aspects of the passenger loading platforms 
and assurance from the Director of Special Projects, Municipal 
Railway, as to the project's acceptance by the elderly and handi- 
capped community. 



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83-039 



Resolution No. 83-0078 — Accepting work performed under Professional 
Services Contract with Brown & Caldwell - Montgomery, a joint venture. 

Commissioner Sanger asked for clarification regarding the basis for 
the assumption in the consultant's report that we would require 
160 million gallons daily (MGD) of additional treatment capacity. 
Mr. Rudy Metzner, Project Manager for Brown & Caldwell, replied that 
80 MGD is the anticipated increase in demand for the entire system, 
80 MGD is reserve capacity to be used in case of an outage in the 
supply system. Mr. Eugene Kelleher, General Manager and Chief Engineer, 
San Francisco Water Department, stated that during periods of four 
or five days of hot weather, we cannot meet the peak demand without 
using Crystal Springs. 

If we had a fourth pipeline now, we would not need to use Crystal 
Springs and we would not need a filtration plant. 

Commissioner Sanger expressed concern that our projections are 
higher than the State Department of Water Resources figures, at a 
time when San Mateo County has a population decline. Mr. Kelleher 
replied that the Department of Water Resources did not project 
any growth for the area for the next ten years. 

President McCrea asked that further questions on this report be 
submitted to the General Manager for transmittal to the consultant 
so that the Commission may receive a written response. 

************* 

Resolutions No. 83-0084 and No. 83-0085--Regarding proposed restroom 
facilities in Hallidie Plaza. 

Mr. Lynn Pio, Project Manager, Cable Car Rehabilitation Program, 
used photographs to show the existing site and drawings to indicate 
potential restroom locations for an operators' restroom and public 
restrooms. He said that there is no funding for public restrooms 
at this time. 

Commissioner Sanger questioned why the operators' restroom was 
separate from the public restroom. Mr. Pio replied that they 
could be combined, but staff wanted to place the operators' 
restroom as close to the turntable as possible. The proposed 
site is not large enough to combine the two. However, the funding 
would have to remain separate since the operators' restroom is covered 
under a federal grant. 

Commissioner Hsieh expressed concern about the maintenance problems 
of a public restroom. 

Mr. Jim Olsen, a cable car operator, said that a combined facility 
may create schedule problems if the operators are required to wait 
in line. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt spoke in favor of separate restrooms for 
operators because of better security for conductors carrying public 
funds and better maintenance for female operators. 

Ms. Sharon de Zordo, representing the Market Street Project, supported 
the staff proposal for an operators' restroom. Regarding a public 
facility, she supported Scheme A or Al . She said that security and 
maintenance would be necessary for any facility constructed in this 
area. 



83-040 



Mr. Norman Rolfe urged approval of separate facilities for operators. 

On motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner Sanger, 
Resolution No. 83-0084 was adopted, endorsing the proposal to 
install a restroom for cable car operators in the southeast corner 
of Hallidie Plaza. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to forward drawings and cost estimates for 
a public restroom in Hallidie Plaza which were developed during 
the course of our work for consideration and action by the Board 
of Supervisors since this is outside the jurisdiction of the Public 
Utilities Commission. Commissioner Lenvin seconded. Resolution 
No. 83-0085 was adopted. 

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Item No. 15--Regarding a Special Transit Fare Agreement with the 
Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) providing for the sharing 
of revenue obtained from the sale of Fast Passes when such passes 
are honored on BART within the City. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the language in the agreement gives 
BART veto power when it comes to the price of the Fast Pass. 
Mr. Leo Jed, Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial 
Management, PUC, replied that we would coordinate any changes in 
the Fast Pass price. Mr. Bruce Bernhard, Director of the Analysis 
Unit, said that BART ' s attorney has said that the BART Board of 
Directors must list our Fast Pass in their fare ordinance whenever 
there is a price change. 

Commissioner Sanger requested that the agreement be redrafted to 
clarify this issue and that the term "interoperator pass" be 
changed throughout the agreement. 

This item was continued to the meeting of March 8, 1983. 

************* 

Resolution No. 83-0086--Authorizing the City Attorney to stipulate 
to a judgment in a suit brought by the United States against the 
City and County of San Francisco. 

Commissioner Sanger requested that this matter be considered in 
executive session. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: 3:40 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 






83-041 



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Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor ** 



SPECIAL MEETING 

State Office Building 

350 McAllister Street 

First Floor Auditorium, Room 1194 

7:00 P.M. 

February 28, 1983 



MAR 2 8 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 

Management 

Administration 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Performance Monitoring 
Energy Conservation 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



83-042 



Call to Order: 7:00 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 

Commissioner John M. Sanger, and Commissioner Nancy C. Lenvin 

Absent: Vice President Thomas Hsieh 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

No action was taken. 

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SPECIAL MEETING 

To consider implementation of Phase 3 of the Municipal Railway 
Service Design Plan. 

President McCrea stated that the purpose of the meeting is to 
obtain public comments on proposed Municipal Railway route 
changes. Some of the Mission Corridor changes are designed to 
feed the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) system since 
it is expected that the Municipal Railway Fast Pass will be 
accepted on BART starting April 1, 1983. In addition, the 
24-Divisadero Line will be electrified and extended this summer, 
resulting in the need to modify other service. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, described the proposed 
route changes using an overhead projector and map. President 
McCrea opened the meeting for public comments. 

Mr. John Coll, representing the Diamond Heights Community 
Association, endorsed the general plan, but requested that 15- 
minute service be provided on Line 25-Excelsior during the rush 

hour . 

Mr. Michael Goodman said that he is in favor of the revised 
staff plan to maintain the 47 Line on Potrero Avenue. However, 
he said that he did not understand the reason for addina the 
47 Line on Mission Street. 

Ms. Mary Fylstra objected to eliminating service on the 47 Line 
after 6:00 P.M. and decreasing frequency. Mr. Peter Straus replied 
that the new 9-San Bruno would have 15 minute headways in the 
eveninq, compared to 20 minutes for the 47 Line now. 

Mr. Michael Louie, representing Chinatown TPIP. thanked the staff 

for deleting the proposed extensions to the 83-Pacific Line. 

Mr. Sanger asked why Chinatown TRIP was opposed to extendinq 

the line west of Van Ness Avenue. Mr. Michael Louie replied that there 

is not much traffic in Pacific Heights and the extension may 

cause more service delays. 

Mr. Phillip Seronick spoke against eliminating night and weekend 
service on the 47 Line and operating the new 49-Van Ness/Mission 
on Mission Street. 

Ms. Joyce B. Hall, representing Visitacion Vallev Improvement 
Association, said that the proposed change to have the 9-San 
Bruno replace the 25-San Bruno and operate on a different route 
will cause residents of Visitacion Valley to have to transfer to 
get to the Hall of Justice or Civic Center. 



83-043 



Mr. John Gardner sooke in favor of retaining current service 
on all lines. 

Mr. Walter O'Donnell opposed routing the outbound 9-San Bruno 
onto 11th Street due to the left turn from Market Street. 
He supported operation of the 47 Line along Potrero Avenue 
at all hours, 7 days a week to serve the hospital. 

Mr. Stephen Langer thanked the staff for recommending retention 
of the 14-Mission Limited. He said that he wanted BART to 
accept Senior and Handicapped Fast Passes. 

Mr. George H. Coslow objected to the 37-Corbett operating on 
15th Street. He suggested that the line be moved to 16th 
Street, which is wider. President McCrea said that changes 
to the existing service are not part of the proposal before 
the Commission. Mr. Straus said that the service is needed 
to retain service to the Safeway. 

Ms. Norma M. Lucchese inquired about the reduction in service 
on the 14-Mission and routing other lines to BART. Mr. Straus 
replied that there will be only a slight reduction in 14-Mission 
service. He said that it is expected that many people will 
choose to ride BART once the Fast Pass is accepted. Staff will 
monitor the shift and recommend adjustments as necessary. 

Ms. Virginia Macchiarini said that she opposes the route changes 
because they will force people to take BART. She said that many 
of the people who will be affected do not speak English and come 
from countries where citizens do not protest government actions. 

Mr. John Palley supported keeping the 25-San Bruno and 47-Van Ness 
as they are now. 

Mr. David Seid, 1953 Jackson Street, said that the 25-San Bruno 
is not being used now along Jackson Street. 

Mr. T. W. Barnes, a Municipal Railway driver, questioned the 
operation of the 9-San Bruno on Market Street. 

Mr. Ron Silliman supported the revised proposal, particularly 
as it affected the Bernal Heights area. 

Mr. Bruce Marshall, a member of the San Francisco Muni Coalition, 
complimented the staff for the amount of public input incorporated 
in the revised proposal. 

Mr. Mitchell Omerberg said that he had 300 signatures on a petition 
against the original proposal to move the 47 Line off Potrero Avenue 
Since that proposal has been revised to cut evening and weekend 
service, he said that the signers of the petition would also 
oppose such service cuts. 

Ms. Polly Marshall said that she would rather take the 47 on 
Potrero Avenue and transfer to Muni Metro than ride the proposed 
local 9-San Bruno to the financial district. 

Mr. Peter Ehrlich, a Municipal Railway driver, supported the 
route changes. 

Mr. Charles Rozema, Transportation Chair of the Eureka Valley 

Promotional Association, said that the Association has been 

concerned about a possible reduction in service on the 35-Eureka. 
He supoorted the current proposal. 

Ms. Lorraine Stone said that in view of the fact that ^edi-Cal 
is cutting back, many more people will need to use the 47 Line 
for transportation to San Francisco General Hospital. Mr. Straus 



President McCrea closed public comment. 

Regarding elimination of the 25-San Bruno and replacement 
with the 9-San Bruno, Commissioner Sanger expressed concern 
about addinn another bus line on Market Street, using 11th 
Street as a route to downtown, and not serving the growing 
south of Market area. 

Commissioner Flynn said that he wanted to see the 25-San Bruno 
remain on its present route and continue to serve Bryant Street, 
the Hall of Justice and provide a connection with the 38-Oeary 
at Leavenworth Street. 

President McCrea expressed concern about the revised proposal 
which drops the extension of the 83-Pacific west of Van Ness 
Avenue and routes the 27-Bryant along that area. Mr. Geissenheimer 
General Manager, Municipal Railway, said that the 83 Line would 
be extended instead of the 27 Line. 

President McCrea complimented Mr. Geissenheimer and staff for 
their responsiveness to the public comments on the original 
route proposal. He said that the revised proposal is clearly 
more sensitive to the public. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 9:08 P.M. 

POMAINE A. EOLDRITGE 
Secretary 



^ MINUTES 
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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
„. March 8, 1983 



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MAR 2 8 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy C . Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



83-046 



Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Vice President Thomas Hsieh, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner John Sanger 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin arrived at 2:22 P.M. 

The Minutes of the Public Hearing of February 18, 198 3, and the 
regular meeting of February 22, 1983 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0088 H Requesting the Controller to transfer funds in 
the amount of $140,000 to provide for emergency 
erosion control work on Moccasin-Newark Transmission 
Lines Rights-of-Way , Towers 698 to 715. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0089 EC Approving the appointment made by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities, of Barbara Moy as Director 
of the Bureau of Energy Conservation effective 
February 28, 1983. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0087 A Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway totalling 
$286,345.01. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0090 A Approving compromise and collection of damage claims 
which the Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous 
debtors in the amount of $10,294.08, for the month of 
January 1983. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 



83-047 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0091 A Authorizing the Municipal Railway to accept $5,000 
in settlement of a property damage claim against 
Allstate Insurance Company as insurer of William 
T. Smith for damages to trolley coach No. 5082. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0092 W Requesting the Controller to approve a Transfer of 
Funds in the amount of $600,000 for Operational 
Necessities required to complete the 1982-83 fiscal 
year . 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13—0093 W Approving the full refund of overpayments for water 
charges in the amount of $27,670.06 to the Blue 
Print Service Company of San Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0094 E Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing 
Bid Call under Water Department Contract No. 1856 - 
8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Precita 
Avenue between Mission and Folsom Streets, estimated 
to cost $150,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0095 E Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. 837, Geneva 
Car Barn Construct Traction Power System and Related 
Work in the amount of $493,800 to Abbett Electric 
Corporation . 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0096 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1853 - 8-Inch, 12-Inch, and 16-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Cabrillo Street, La Playa Avenue, 
Balboa Street and the Great Highway, in the net 
amount of $24 3,084 to Dalton Construction Company, 
South San Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 
83-048 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0097 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1859R, Reroofing San Andreas Filtration Plant, in the 
amount of $71,783, to The Bryant Organization, Inc., 
Oakland. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0098 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 661, No. 55 Sacramento Electrification 
Project, Drumm Street to Walnut Street, Street 
Lighting Work, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Modification of Contract No. 2 
in the amount of $57,034.58; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $47,128.27 to 
Abbett Electric Corporation. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0099 E Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. 660R2, To furnish and Install Metro 
Agent's Booth, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Modification of Contract No. 6 
in the amount of $6,054.55; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $8,137.69 to 
Nibbi-Lowe Construction, a joint venture. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0100 E Approving the issuance of a purchase order covering the 
turbine and generator for the proposed Moccasin 
Low Head Power Plant; funds have been budgeted to 
cover this purchase order. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0101 M Approving the hiring of H. James Robin to complete the 
term of Keith Anderson's contract through June 30, 
1983 to perform Information Management Services to 
Muni and PUC libraries; funds remaining in the previous 
contract, $4,256.59, will be used to pay the new 
consultant . 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 
83-049 



Commissioner Nancy Lenvin arrived at 2:22 P.M. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0102 A Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to release a Request for Proposals to select and 
enter into an agreement with a firm to collect and 
process data on demand, ridership, and schedule 
adherence; $150,000 has been budgeted this year 
specifically for this purpose. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0103 M Authorizing implementation of Phase 3 of the Municipal 
Railway Service Design Plan. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0104 M Approving northern terminal loop of the 
No. 33-ASHBURY extension. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0105 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 
proceed with the preparation of detailed plans 
and specifications for the rehabilitation of the 
trolley overhead system on Market Street and 
authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy 
General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, to 
negotiate an amendment to the current agreement 
with Tudor Engineering Company, in an amount 
not to exceed $400,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0106 E Granting Stacy & Witbeck, Inc., permission to 
substitute its own forces to complete the work 
previously listed as to be completed by GM 
Utilities under Contract No. MR-832, Cable Car 
System Rehabilitation Program, California Street 
Trackway West of Powell Street. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-050 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0107 E Approving Amendment No. 5 to the agreement with 
Chin & Hensolt Engineers, Inc. for professional 
services for engineering design for the recon- 
struction of the cable car trackway covering additional 
design work and resulting in a new total compensation 
not to exceed $3,660,141, and authorizing the 
Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer of the 
Public Utilities Commission to execute said 
amendment. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0108 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for 
and accept $845,162 of State Transit Assistance 
funds for the purchase of prepaid fare collection 
equipment for the cable car system. 

Votes: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 
Noes - McCrea 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0109 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in 
the amount of $239,000 for services of the City 
Attorney . 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0110 F Authorizing the General Manager to execute a 

Special Transit Fare Agreement between the City 
and County of San Francisco and the Bay Area 
Rapid Transit District providing for the 
sharing of revenue obtained from the sale of Muni 
Fast Passes when such passes are honored on 
BART within the City. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



83-051 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
reported that the Board of Supervisors has continued for two 
weeks its consideration of the Transit Advertising Agreement. 
Should it not be approved, he said that he would recommend that 
we begin a new process, using the various elements of the current 
proposal as a minimum and asking qualified firms to submit bids. 

************ 

Resolution No. 33-0103--Authorizing implementation of Phase 
3 of the Municipal Railway Service Design Plan. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, presented revisions to 
the Phase 3 route changes which addressed the public comments 
made at the February 28, 1983 Commission meeting. He said that staff 
intends to conduct another neighborhood meeting with residents of 
Chinatown and Pacific Heights on the extension of the 83-PACIFIC and dis- 
continuance of the 25-SAN BRUNO west of Van Ness Ave. However, he re- 
quested that the Commission approve the 83 line extension via Jackson and 
Washington Streets as part of the Phase 3 route changes. 
He reported that the Pacific Heights Residents Association had 
submitted a letter of support for the 83-PACIFIC proposal. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that approval of the route of the 83-PACIFIC 
will be subject to whatever comes out of the neighborhood 
meeting. 

Regarding the 47-VAN NESS/POTRERO and the 49-VAN NESS/MISSION , Mr. Straus 
recommended that both lines operate 20 hours per day, 7 days 
per week. 

President McCrea requested that staff undertake a systemwide 
program to update the route signing system so that it could be 
implemented coincident with Phase 3 route changes. 

Commissioner Sanger requested revision of the full color map at 
the same time. 

Mr. Geissenheimer , General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated 
that staff will provide public information on the route changes 
and conduct a marketing program. 

************ 

Resolution No. 83-0104--Approving northern terminal loop for the 
33-ASHBURY. 

Ms. Susan Chelone, Transit Planner, Municipal Railway, presented 
the staff recommendation via Arguello, Sacramento, Maple, 
California to Arguello. 

President McCrea read a letter submitted by the Jordan Park 
Improvement Association favoring the 2nd Avenue and Cornwall 
loop . 

Mr. Cliff Chambers, representing Marshal Hale Hospital, said that 
the hospital does not want the 2nd Avenue and Cornwall loop, 
they prefer looping at Walnut Street and are opposed to Cherry 
Street. He said that Maple Street would be acceptable. 



83-052 



Mr. Bud John, a resident of Sacramento Street, requested that 
staff prepare a written report on all alternatives and distribute 
to concerned citizens. 

Mr. John Skov, a resident of Sacramento Street, suggested that 
staff look at the streets in Jordan Park which are wider than 
Sacramento Street. 

Mr. Richard Lee, a resident of Arguello Street, said that he 
had compared the Cornwall loop and the staff recommendation. He 
supported the Cornwall loop. 

An unidentified man suggested using the existing turnaround at 
6th Avenue and California Street. 

Ms. Linda Thomas, representing Children's Hospital, opposed 
looping around the hospital. She spoke in favor of the Cornwall 
loop and said that Cherry Street is the worst of all possible 
alternatives . 

Ms. Frances Neer, representing Menorah Park on Walnut Street, spoke 
in favor of operating to Walnut Street to provide elderly 
residents of Menorah Park with service to the hospitals. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to approve the staff recommendation 
with the provision that the specific design, placement of poles 
and brackets, and wiring plan, be submitted to the Commission for 
approval . 

Commissioner Lenvin seconded. Resolution No. 83-0104 was 
unanimously adopted. 

************ 

Resolution No. 83-0105--Authorizing an amendment to professional 
services agreement with Tudor Engineering Company for plans and 
specifications for the rehabilitation of the Market Street 
trolley overhead system. 

Commissioner Sanger requested that the Commission, on recommen- 
dations from the General Manager of Public Utilities, establish 
an oversight committee with the necessary technical expertise to 
advise the Commission on the final design, comprised of members 
from the private sector and the Market Street Project. The 
Committee would review the aesthetic, engineering and safety 
aspects of the project for the purpose of accomplishing the 
minimum impact on the street. 

************ 

Calendared for purpose of continuing to the call of the 
President . 

Item No. 19--Consideration of modifications to the schedule of rates, 
fares and charges of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. (Continued 
from meeting of January 25, 1983.) 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Lenvin, this 
matter was continued to the call of the President by unanimous 
approval of the Commission. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:00 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 

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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 

March 22, 1983 

COMMISSIONERS 

Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy C. Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



83-054 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John M. Sanger 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin arrived at 2:07 P.M. 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh arrived at 2:17 P.M. 

The Minutes of the Special Meeting of February 28, 1983 and the 
Regular Meeting of March 8, 1983 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0112 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager to apply for, 
accept, and expend $6,400,000 of transit capital 
assistance from the Urban Mass Transportation Ad- 
ministration (UMTA) and $1,600,000 of State Transit 
Assistance or other regional assistance from the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for 
site acquisition and design of site improvements 
for a Municipal Railway bus storage, maintenance, and 
operating division. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0113 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept, and expend $15,800,000 
of transit capital assistance from UMTA and MTC 
for the reconstruction of trolley coach overhead 
and power distribution facilities along Market 
Street between Steuart and Duboce; and to apply 
for, accept, and expend $4,000,000 of transit 
capital assistance for the reconstruction of trolley 
overhead at locations other than Market Street. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-055 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0114 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Public 
Utilities Commission to execute amendments to UMTA 
grant agreement CA-03-0222, the Cable Car Rehabili- 
tation Program, to include various structural and 
safety improvements to the cable car vehicles; and 
amendments to grant agreement UMTA CA-05-0096, the 
Diesel Coach Rehabilitation, to include the purchase 
and installation of surveillance cameras for 
approximately 65 diesel coaches -- no additional 
funds will be required since the existing grant 
budget is sufficient to include these costs. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0111 A Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$57,791.40. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0115 A Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the General 
Claims Agent totalling $65,213.66 for settlement of 
claims against the Municipal Railway in the month of 
January, 1983. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0116 A Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the General 
Claims Agent totalling $43,477.54 for settlement of 
claims against the Municipal Railway in the month of 
February, 1983. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0117 A Approving compromise and collection of claims of 
miscellaneous debtors for the month of February, 
1983, in the amount of $11,886.58. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-056 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0118 A Authorizing the acceptance of $3,183.03 in settlement 
of a Property Damage claim against Firemen's Fund 
Insurance Companies, as insurer of Lorrie ' s Travel 
& Tours. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0119 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. 705, Mechanical Modifications, 
693 Vermont Street, estimated to cost $23,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

! 3 — 12 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1866 - 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main In- 
stallation in Mabini, Bonifacio and Lapu-Lapu Streets, 
estimated to cost $67,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0121 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by staff 
and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1869, Excavation and Repaving for 
Water Service Trenches, estimated to cost $121,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0122 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff and authorizing Bid Call under 
Water Department Contract No. 1826, Construct and 
Repair Walkways on Dumbarton Pipeline Bridge, 
San Mateo County, estimated to cost $470,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

53-0123 E Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. 818, Muni 
Metro Rail Center Track Drainage, in the amount of 
$24,000 to Sarott Construction Co., Pleasant Hill. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 
83-057 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0124 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 687, Street 

Lighting Conversion, Series to Multiple, Contract 
II, in the amount of $83,730 to Abbett Electric Corp. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0125 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 669, Alterations to 425 Mason Street 
Building for B.M.I.S., as satisfactorily completed; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$24,290.60 to R. L. Enterprises. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0126 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 683, Tunnels and Pipelines, General 
Repairs, San Joaquin Pipelines No. 1 and No. 2, 
Raise Valve Boxes, as satisfactorily completed and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $3,048.80 
to Charles I. Cunningham. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0127 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1819, Relocation of Sunset Supply Line 
at Colma Creek, San Mateo County, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving debit Modification of Contract 
No. 1 in the amount of $1,430; authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $12,340.63 to Pat Kennelly 
Construction . 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

S3-0128 E On the recommendation of the Water Department and 

review by the Director of Property, authorizing the 
Property Director to prepare the necessary legislation 
for quitclaiming a portion of the City's Alameda 
Pipeline Right of Way easement through the Dumbarton 
Tract in Redwood City. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 
83-058 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0129 M Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-770, 

Kirkland Yard, Rehabilitate Diesel Fueling System, 
in the amount of $245,900 to Atlas Hydraulic. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

!3-0130 F Requesting the Board of Supervisors to amend sections 
10.156 and 10.166 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code to reflect the increase in the respective 
Revolving Fund cash due to the additional funds 
approved in the 1982-83 Budget, and also requesting 
the concurrence of the Controller in amendment of 
Revolving Fund rules and regulations . 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0131 A Rescinding Public Utilities Commission Resolution No. 
83-0083 approving the transit advertising agreement 
with Trans Ad; and requesting the Board of Supervisors 
to table the proposed ordinance approving the award 
of contract to Trans Ad; and appointing two Commissioners 
and the General Manager of Public Utilities to negotiate 
a new agreement. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Commissioner Flynn was excused at 3:32 P.M. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0132 A Authorizing the execution of a 15-year lease of 
Water Department land located in Sunol, Alameda 
County, to Ivaldi Bros., Lessee, for the purpose 
of non-exclusive roadway use, commencing January 
1, 1983, at a rental/royalty of 10C per ton of 
2,000 pounds of any quarry products hauled over 
subject roadway with a minimum rental/royalty 
of $5,000 per year. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

J3-0133 A Authorizing the circulation of a Request for 

Proposals to provide paratransit broker services 
from July 1, 1983 to June 30, 1986, and a 
Request for Participation to provide paratransit 
taxi service from July 1, 1983 to June 30, 1986. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-059 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0134 M Authorizing the Municipal Railway to relocate the 

eastern terminal of Line 44-0 ' Shaughnessy motor coach 
line from the existing terminal at Jennings Street 
and Cargo Way to a new terminal at the entrance 
of the U.S. Postal Service Facility located at 
Evans Avenue near Mendell Street. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

Commissioner Flynn returned at 3:35 P.M. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

3-0135 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff and authorizing Bid Call under 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-840, Cable Car 
Line - Self Service Fare Collection Machines, 
estimated to cost $750,000; subject to availability 
of funds and approval by the S.F. Art Commission. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

3-0136 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to expend $845,162 of 
State Transit Assistance funds for the purchase of 
prepaid fare collection equipment for the cable car 
system. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

1-0137 E Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a modification to the current Agreement 
with Foster Engineering, Inc., in an amount not to 
exceed $200,000 to continue to provide supplementary 
engineering "as needed" services to facilitate the 
timely solution of certain types of design, 
engineering, scheduling and cost control problems. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

(-0138 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General 
Manager, Public Utilities Commission, to execute 
Amendment No. 2 to the Agreement with Tudor 
Engineering Company for Professional Services for 
the Market Street Guideway Project, not to exceed 
$564,700. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 
83-060 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0139 F Directing the Finance Bureau to reserve $33,077,000 
for environmental review, design studies, pre- 
paration of plans and specifications, and 
construction of a third generating unit at 
Kirkwood Powerhouse. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0140 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors a Water Department supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $150,000 for a 
fixed asset system to be funded from Water 
Department's Unreserved Fund Balance. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0141 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Public Utilities Commission 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of 
$180,000 for a fixed asset appraisal to be funded 
from PUC ' s prior year work-order balance. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilitj.es 
Commission . 

1: * is is * * * * * * * * * 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, announced 
that a Light Rail Vehicle Task Force had been formed consisting of 
representatives from the manufacturer, the Urban Transportation 
Development Corporation (U.T.D.C.) and Municipal Railway staff 
members, to address problems the Municipal Railway is experiencing 
with the cars, such as, brakes and doors. 

************* 

Resolution No. 83-0131 — Rescinding Resolution No. 83-0083 approving 
the Transit Advertising Agreement with Trans Ad and authorizing 
the President of the Public Utilities Commission to appoint two 
members of the Commission to negotiate a new agreement for 
recommendation to the Commission. 



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Mr. Nothenberg requested that this item be taken out of order. He 
reported that the Board of Supervisors had not approved the 
agreement the Commission negotiated with Trans Ad. He said that 
the Board of Supervisors has requested that the Commission reopen 
negotiations on the Transit Advertising Agreement. Mr. Nothenberg 
recommended the appointment of two members of the Commission to 
negotiate an agreement with potential contractors for recommendation 
to the full Commission. The proposal previously approved by the 
Commission will represent the base for further negotiations. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Lenvin, 
Resolution No. 83-0131 was adopted. 

President McCrea appointed Commissioner Flynn and Commissioner 
Sanger to serve as a special committee to negotiate the Transit 
Advertising Agreement and submit a recommendation to the Commission. 

************* 

CONTINUATION OF GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that Mr. Douglas Wright, Assistant General 
Manager, Bureau of Administration, will assume responsibility 
for coordinating all planning and development, including serving 
as his designee on the Transportation Policy Group and the San 
Francisco City Planning Commission. Mr. Nothenberg expressed his 
appreciation to Mr. Eugene Kelleher, General Manager and Chief 
Engineer, San Francisco Water Department, for his outstanding 
service on the City Planning Commission. 

President McCrea commended Mr. Kelleher for his representation on 
the City Planning Commission. 

************* 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS 

Commissioner Flynn announced that last week the Commission signed 
a contract with Lawson National Distributing Co., a minority firm, 
for $18 million to purchase diesel buses for the Municipal Railway. 

************* 

Item No. 8--Presentation honoring immediate past president of 
the Public Utilities Commission, H. Welton Flynn. 

President McCrea said that the San Francisco Black Leadership 
Forum asked to make a presentation to Commissioner Flynn in 
commemoration of his past service as President of the Commission. 

Mr. Terry Francois and Ms. Dorothy Lathan, Vice President of 
the San Francisco Black Leadership Forum commended Commissioner 
Flynn for his dedicated service on the Public Utilities Commission 
and presented him with a plaque. Mr. Jonnie Gilbert, President, 
Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, congratulated Commissioner 
Flynn for an outstanding job on the Commission. 

************* 

PUBLIC HEARING — Resolution Nos . 83-0112, 83-0113 and 83-0114. A 
transcript of the public hearing is made a part of these minutes. 



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Resolution No. 83-0112 — Authorizing grant applications for Federal 
and State funds for site acquisition and design of site improve- 
ments for a Municipal Railway bus storage, maintenance and 
operating division. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, supported 
the applications and urged their approval. 

Resolution No. 83-0113--Authorizing grant applications for Federal 
and State funds for trolley coach overhead and power distribution 
facilities. 

Commissioner Flynn questioned the procedure of the Commission 
authorizing staff to apply for, accept and expend at the same 
time. He asked if staff could come back at a later time for 
authority to expend grant funds. Mr. Nothenberg replied that it 
was staff's intention to return to the Commission for bid call 
authority or other approvals before expending the funds. 

Mr. Rolfe said that San Francisco Tomorrow has urged retention of 
trolley buses on Market Street, and therefore, is glad to 
see this application going through. 

Resolution No. 83-0114--Authorizing amendments to UMTA grant 
agreement CA-03-0222, Cable Car Rehabilitation Program; and 
amendments to UMTA grant agreement CA-05-0096, Diesel Coach 
Rehabilitation. 

Commissioner Lenvin questioned the use of contingency funds for 
cable car vehicle improvements when it might be needed later for 
the rehabilitation project. Ms. Louise Stoll, Director of 
Capital Resource Development, replied that the total cost of 
the vehicle improvement program is $2 million. A State grant 
application for $1.1 million is pending, with approval expected in 
July, 1983. The proposal is to use $400,000 from the contingency 
fund to get work started promptly on replacement of the wheels. 
Commissioner McCrea opposed use of contingency funds for vehicle 
improvements without Commission approval for the specific use. 
Commissioner Sanger expressed concern about vehicle modifications 
without Commission approval. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that his primary concern is that the cars look, 
decent when the system reopens. Ms. Stoll added, that modification 
of the wheels is a safety factor which is required by the 
shape of the new rail. 

Mr. Harold Geissenheimer , General Manager, Municipal Railway, said 
that there is no plan to redesign the cable car. The only item 
that has the approval of our consultants is replacement of the 
wheels . 

President McCrea directed that before expending any money, that 
(1) the Commission be given adequate advance notice of all 
proposals to change the design of the cable cars, (2) that the 
Commission conduct a full discussion of the funding for the cable 
car project including the use of contingency funds; and (3) that 
all proposals be reviewed by the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory 
Committee . 

The Secretary, Romaine Boldridge, read a letter from San Francisco 
Beautiful commending everyone involved in setting up the cable car 
rehabilitation project and urging the Commission to obtain funds 
to put the cable cars in first class condition. 

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Items No. 11(f), 11(g), 11(h), and 11 (i) --Regarding proposals for 
new street lighting. 

Commissioner Sanger requested that the Commission receive copies 
of street lighting plans when proposals are submitted for approval. 
He said that he wanted to see what is to be taken out, what is to 
be put in, and what will remain when the work is completed. He 
also requested the criteria and policies used by the department 
in reviewing street lighting proposals. 

President McCrea requested the yearly plan for street lighting, 
including aesthetic content and location of work. 

Commissioner Hsieh requested photographs of adjacent areas. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he would like to see new street 
lighting coordinated with trolley overhead projects. 

These items were continued to the next meeting for the requested 
information . 

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Item No. 13--Regarding a Lease of Water Department Land to 
Treasure Island Motel and Trailer Court. 

Commissioner Lenvin questioned the language in the termination clause 
and use of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as a measure of in- 
crease in value. She asked that these sections be rewritten. 

Commissioner Sanger questioned leasing land for residential use 
which may cause the City to pay relocation costs if the land 
is needed for a future transit use. Mr. Wright replied that 
plans for future transit use would develop over a sufficient 
period of time to allow the City to take appropriate action. 

This matter was continued to the next meeting. 

************* 

Resolution No. 83-0138--Authorizing a modification to the 
professional services agreement with Foster Engineering, Inc. 

Commissioner Hsieh questioned continuing to extend this contract 
with the same firm without a competitive process. He suggested 
extending the contract for one more year, which would make a 
total of three years with the same firm, and then inviting 
other firms to participate. 

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COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy C . Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:42 P.M. 

Present: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner John M. Sanger, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Absent: President Peter McCrea, Vice President Thomas Hsieh 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn presided. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0138-A W Designating Tuesday, April 26, 1983, at 2:00 P.M., 
in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, for a 
public hearing by the Public Utilities Commission 
to consider proposals for rate increases and 
additional charges for water service and water 
supplied by the San Francisco Water Department. 

Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0139-A W Declaring the existence of an emergency, and 

requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 

of Supervisors to approve the expenditure of funds 

to repair a broken 16" University Mound Reservoir 

feeder main at Davis Street, north of Washington Street, 

in the amount of $125,000, for which funds are 

available in 32-001-387233-2020-204-01 ■ 

Facilities and Maintenance. 



Votes: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 

office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission, 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:45 P.M. 

ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 

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April 12, 1983 

COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy C. Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 

Management 

Administration 
Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Performance Monitoring 
Energy Conservation 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:03 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Thomas Hsieh, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh presided until President Peter McCrea 
arrived at 2:15 P.M. 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of March 22, 1983, and the 
special meeting of April 5, 1983, were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0137-A A Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway totalling 
$90,091.67. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0141-A A Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the General 
Claims Agent totalling $69,057.12 for settlement of 
claims against the Municipal Railway in the month of 
March, 1983. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0142 A Approving compromise and collection of damage claims 
which the Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous 
debtors in the amount of $18,660.40. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0143 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1861 - Construction of Fences on Water 
Department properties in San Mateo and Santa Clara 
Counties, estimated to cost $43,136 (net). 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-068 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0144 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 694, Replace and Paint Steel Trolley 
Poles, various locations, estimated to cost $194,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0145 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 701, No. 24-Divisadero Electrification 
Project, Jackson St. to Army Street, Street Lighting 
Work, estimated to cost $662,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0146 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1852, Replacement of Valve No. C-21 on Bay Division 
Pipeline No. 3 near Calaveras Road in Milpitas, in 
the amount of $35,900 to Power-Anderson, Inc., 
Mountain View. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0147 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1822, Construction of Lumber Storage 
Building at Sunol Yard, Alameda County as satisfac- 
torily completed; and authorizing final payment in 
the amount of $2,388.44 to Page Construction Co. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0148 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. 1833, 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installa- 
tion in 42nd and 43rd Avenues between Clement Street 
and Point Lobos Avenue as satisfactorily completed; 
approving credit Modification of Contract No. 1 in 
the amount of $5,844.65 and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $3,715.01 to BEPCO, Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-069 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0149 E Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-806, K-Line Rail Replacement, and 
Rail Grinding on Ocean Avenue, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Modification of Contract 
No. 3 in the amount of $3,373.00; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $14,435.05 to 
Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0150 EC Accepting the energy audits performed by the firm of 
Michael Rhea and Associates, Inc. as satisfactorily 
completed, and authorizing final payment at a cost 
of $12,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0151 W On the recommendation of the Water Department and 

review by the Director of Property, authorizing the 
Property Director to prepare the necessary legislation 
for quitclaiming a portion of the Water Department's 
right of way easement located in the Pleasanton Area. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0152 W On the recommendation of the Water Department and 

review by the Director of Property, authorizing the 
Property Director to prepare the necessary legislation 
for quitclaiming portions of the City's 36" Alameda 
Pipeline and right of way in the Niles District, 
Alameda County. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0153 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors the immediate filling of the position 
of Deputy General Manager, Engineering, Municipal 
Railway, as the vacancy over an extended period of 
time will result in a serious deficiency in the 
management of the Facilities Maintenance Division. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-070 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

8 3-0154 F Approving an amendment to the contract with the firm 
of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Robertson and 
Falk, for professional services in the litigation 
entitled, Palo Alto v. CCSF, by increasing the 
funding from $300,000 to $340,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0155 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the Equipment Maintenance 
Division for overtime in the amount of $350,000 to 
be transferred from permanent craft salaries 
and materials and supplies to overtime. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0140-A A Approving selection of Trans Ad and authorizing 
execution of the Transit Advertising Agreement. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 
Noes - Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0156 A Authorizing the execution of a 10-year lease of 

Water Department land located in South San Francisco, 
San Mateo County, to Treasure Island Motel and 
Trailer Court, Inc., for a term not to exceed 10 
years, commencing retroactively to September 1, 
1982, and terminating August 31, 1992, at a 
basic rent of $1,250 per month or 25% of gross 
rental derived by Lessee from its tenants, 
whichever is greater. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0157 A Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with Luxor Cab Co. 
for the provision of paratransit lift assisted service 
for the period April 17, 1983 to June 30, 1986 for 
an annual amount not to exceed $460,350. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-071 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0158 MR Approving allocation of $392,000 from the Cable 
Car Rehabilitation Contingency Fund for the 
purpose of acquiring and installing new wheels, 
axles, and brake shoe modifications for the 
cable car vehicles. 

Votes: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn excused at 4:10 P.M. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0159 HH Approving the Department of Public Works' proposal 
for relighting 16th Street from Valencia to 
Dolores Street, with the provision that construction 
methods, component selection and other details 
meet with the approval of the Bureau of Light, 
Heat and Power. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0160 HH Approving the Department of Public Works' proposal 

for relighting on Laguna from California to Pacific, 
Clay from Laguna to Buchanan and Octavia from 
Washington to Pacific Streets, with the provision 
that construction methods, component selection and 
other details meet with the approval of the Bureau 
of Light, Heat and Power. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0161 HH Approving the Department of Public Works' proposal 
for relighting on Buchanan between California and 
Pacific, and on Webster between Clay and Pacific, 
provided that construction methods, component 
selection and other details meet with the approval 
of the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0162 HH Approving the Department of Public Works' proposal 
for relighting Upper Market Street from McCoppin 
to Castro Streets; the plans for this lighting 
project have been reviewed and approved by the 
Bureau of Light, Heat and Power. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-072 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0163 W Authorizing staff of the Water Department to 

advertise and circulate a Request for Proposal 
for consultant assistance in conducting water 
waste survey, leak detection and other hydraulic 
investigations and pipeline network analysis; 
funding of $65,500 is being requested under 
1983-84 budget. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0164 E Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to execute an agreement with Environmental Impact 

Planning Corporation to proceed with the 
environmental review process in connection with 

the addition of a third generating unit at 

Kirkwood Powerhouse for a sum not to exceed 
$175,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0165 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General 
Manager, Public Utilities Commission, to execute 
a contract with Health Record Services to conduct 
a study for a sum not to exceed $7,000 to 
centralize the filing system and furnish filing 
equipment. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

Commissioner John Sanger was excused at 4:23 P.M. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0166 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 659R, Moccasin/ 
'Shaughnessy Water System Rehabilitation, in 
the amount of $193,920 to Wayne Fregien, 
General Engineering Contractor, Stockton. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0167 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, PUC , to apply for, accept, and expend 
$836,906 of Transportation Development Act 
Article 4.5 funds for community paratransit 
services in 1983-84. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



83-073 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0168 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, PUC , to apply for, accept, and expend 
$963,534 of 1981-82 Transportation Development 
Act funds allocated for capital improvements, for 
use in fiscal years 1982-83 and 1983-84. 

Votes: McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0169 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, 
accept, and expend up to $55.1 million of operating 
assistance in the form of Transportation Development 
Act (TDA) Article 3 and Article 4 revenues, AB1107 
Half-cent Sales Tax revenues, SB1335/AB2551 State 
Transit Assistance (STA) revenues, and UMTA operating 
assistance for FY 1983 San Francisco Municipal 
Railway operations, a BART/MUNI pass subsidy, and 
a subsidy for Southern Pacific (commuter rail) 
service . 

Votes: McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0170 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a Hetch Hetchy supplemental appropriation 
in the amount of $33,077,000 for the construction of 
a third generating unit at Kirkwood Powerhouse. 

Votes: McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0171 F Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 

Improvement Corporation to provide $2,394,413.00 of 
required local match for the purchase of new diesel 
buses . 

Votes: McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0172 GO Abolishing the Muni Metro Light Rail Vehicle, 
Board of Control. 

Votes: McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



83-074 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0173 GO Establishing a Bureau of Personnel and Training, 
and authorizing the classification of Manager, 
Bureau of Personnel and Training, and the 
reclassification of the existing position 
of Assistant General Manager, Administration, 
PUC. 

Votes: McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0174 GO Approving the appointment of Andrea Gourdine as 
Manager, Bureau of Personnel and Training; 
said appointment to be effective May 1, 1983. 

Votes: McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0175 GO Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Modification No. 3 to the Agreement 
with Public Management Consulting Associates, 
not to exceed $20,000.00. 

Votes: McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Cable Car Contingency Funds . 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee reviewed and approved 
the use of contingency funds for the acquisition and installa- 
tion of new wheels, axles and brake shoes for the cable car 
vehicles, with the understanding that when other sources of 
funds become available the contingency fund would be replenished. 
Mr. Jere Jacobs, of the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee, said 
that the Committee had approved borrowing from the contingency 
fund but recognizes the importance of maintaining the fund for 
unforeseen needs of the trackway and barn construction contracts. 

On motion of Commissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner 
Flynn Resolution No. 83-0158 was adopted, allocating $392,000 
from the Cable Car Rehabilitation Contingency Fund. 

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Cable Car Construction Schedule . 

Mr. Clay Baldwin, Project Manager, ' Brien-Kreitzberg and 
Associates, consultant, reported that contract No. MR-684 is 
behind schedule due to above normal rain this winter. He 
recommended proceeding on an overtime basis, two hours each 
weekday and eight hours on Saturdays, from now until May 16, 
1983, at a cost of $22,500. While many of the other contracts 
are also behind schedule, he said that he would work with 
the contractors and monitor their production rates. At this 
time he did not recommend use of overtime. 

President Peter McCrea arrived at 2:15 P.M. 

************* 

Bureau of Personnel and Training . 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that both an internal study and a review 
by the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee recommended creation 
of a Bureau of Personnel. He recommended that the Commission 
take action to create such a bureau and include the PUC 
Training Unit therein. 

On motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner 
Hsieh, Resolution No. 83-0173, creating the bureau, was adopted. 

Mr. Nothenberg introduced Ms. Andrea Gourdine and requested 
approval of her appointment as Manager, Bureau of Personnel 
and Training. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner 
Sanger, Resolution No. 83-0174, approving the appointment was 
unanimously adopted. 

************* 

Nematodes . 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that in a recent routine test of water 
quality nematodes, microscopic organisms, were discovered in 
some portion of our water. He said that both the local and 
State Departments of Health have determined that this does not 
constitute a health problem. They are believed to result 
from the excess amount of runoff from this year's rainy 
season. 

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Resolution No. 83-0140-A -- Awarding Transit Advertising Agreement 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that the interview committee established 
by the Commission, composed of Commissioners Flynn and Sanger 
and himself, has two points of view. The first being that 
we start new negotiations and the contract would be awarded 
based upon the "bottom line." The other point of view is that 
we had a legitimate process which resulted in a good contract. 
Any proposal subsequent to that would have to be significantly 
superior in order to change the recommendation to the Board of 
Supervisors. Draft resolutions expressing each point of view 
are submitted for consideration by the Commission. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that the proposal by Winston Network has 
a higher value, approximately $250,000 to $450,000 more over 
the life of the contract, depending upon the assumptions used 



83-076 



for sales and inflation. He recommended selection of Winston 
Network, provided that they raise their bond to equal the 
minimum yearly guarantee and that they show how they will meet 
the affirmative action requirements. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he valued the bid by Winston 
Network to be 3 - 5% higher under normal circumstances. He 
said that there were enough uncertainties that no one is able 
to determine the actual values of either proposal over the 
life of the contract. He expressed the opinion that the 
potentially higher offer of 3 - 5% more on the minimum is not 
enough to justify overturning the previous process. 

Commissioner Flynn said that he was appalled by the financial 
statement submitted by Winston Network. In addition, he 
expressed concern about the firm's ability to meet the 
affirmative action goals of this contract, given the company's 
existing local workforce. 

Mr. Jack Jost, West Coast Regional Manager for Winston Network, 
stated that the firm is willing to increase its bond and 
comply with the affirmative action goals through the hiring 
of 10 - 12 new employees. 

Mr. Charles Clifford, Attorney for Winston Network, said that 
the firm is a family owned corporation, therefore, it is not 
in its best interest to show large profits on its financial 
statement. He noted that there had been an increase in net 
worth. Commissioner Flynn replied that the increase in net 
worth had come from activities other than advertising. 

Commissioner Hsieh commended the committee members for their 
efforts. He said that unless a flaw can be found in the 
previous process, he supported the original selection of 
Trans Ad. 

Commissioner Lenvin said that once the Commission agreed to 
reopen negotiations, in her opinion, award of the contract 
should be based on the highest bid. 

On motion of Commissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner 
Hsieh, Resolution No. 83-0140-A, approving the selection of 
Trans Ad and authorizing execution of the Transit Advertising 
Agreement with Trans Ad was adopted. On the question, 
Commissioners McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn and Sanger voted "aye". 
Commissioner Lenvin voted "no" . 

************* 

Resolution No. 83-0164--Authorizing an agreement with Environ- 
mental Impact Planning Corporation. 

President McCrea questioned a contract for $175,000 to complete 
a focused environmental impact report on the proposed third 
generating unit at Kirkwood powerhouse. Mr. Oral Moore, Deputy 
General Manager and Chief Engineer, PUC , replied that instream 
studies may be required. Commissioner Sanger suggested going 
straight into the initial study to save time rather than doing 
the project in phases. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that staff would negotiate the agreement 



83-077 



to expedite the study at the least cost. 

************* 

Commissioner Sanger was excused at 4:23 P.M. 



THEREUPON, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:29 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Room 282, City Hall 
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SAN FRANCISCO 



•g, April 26, 1983 

COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy C. Lenvin 



DFPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 
Municipal Railway 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Energy Conservation 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



83-079 



Call to Order: 2:08 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Vice President Thomas Hsieh, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner John Sanger, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

The Minutes of the April 12, 1983 meeting were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0177 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $47,477.41. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Flynn 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



13-0178 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to execute a new contract for advertising on the Municipal 
Railway with Winston Network, solely for the purpose 
of giving the Board of Supervisors an opportunity 
to approve or reject the contract. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 
Noes - Hsieh 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

:3-0179 EC Approving final payment to BTU Consultants for the 
provision of heating plant optimization services of 
33 boilers located at 14 Municipal facilities in the 
amount of $7,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0180 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by staff, 
and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department Contract 
No. 1873 - For Repaving of Street and Sidewalk 
Openings for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1984. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-080 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0181 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1856, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Precita Avenue between Mission and Folsom Streets in 
the net amount of $98,900 to BEPCO , Inc., Oakland, 
California. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0182 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 

1866, 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Mabini, 
Bonifacio and Lapu-Lapu Streets in the net amount of 
$40,625 to BEPCO, Inc., Oakland. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0183 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1869, Excavation and Repaving for Water Service 
Trenches, in the amount of $109,450 to The Lowrie 
Paving Company, Inc., South San Francisco. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13 0184 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. 679, No. 24 Divisadero Electrification Project, 
29th Street to Rankin Street, Underground Duct System, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Modification 
of Contract No. 2 in the amount of $24,723.69; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $33,837.91 
to Homer J. Olsen, Inc. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0185 PT Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
apply for, accept and expend UMTA Section 10 Grants for 
participation in the managerial training programs 
sponsored by Indiana University, National Mass Transit 
Institute, and Northeastern University. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-081 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

J3-0186 PT Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to apply for, accept and expend UMTA Section 10 
Grants for participation in the managerial training 
programs sponsored by Consult, Ltd., and the 
University of Wisconsin. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0187 W Designating Tuesday, May 24, 1983, at 2:00 P.M., in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, for a public 
hearing to consider proposals for rate increases 
and additional charges for water service and water 
supplied by the San Francisco Water Department. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0188 MR Commending Frank L. Baggetta on the occasion of his 
retirement after 34 years of dedicated service to 
the City, 30 of those years with the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0189 E Approving plans as prepared by staff, and authorizing 
Bid Call under Municipal Railway Contract No. 803 -- 
Muni Metro Rail Center, construction of offices, 
electronic shop and gilley room and related work, 
estimated to cost $3,500,000. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0190 E Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. 820 -- 
Rehabilitation of Cable Car Trackway -- to the 
second lowest bidder, Tutor-Saliba, Sylmar, 
California, in the amount of $5,602,900. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-082 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0191 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors, a San Francisco Water Department 
Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of 
$9,527,000 for the purpose of appropriating 
the necessary funds for the various projects 
included in the 1972 Municipal Water System Bond 
Fund. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0192 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors a Water Department supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $75,000 to be 
transferred from the department's Unreserved Fund 
Balance for professional services to perform a 
study of the Water Quality Division. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0193 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, to enter into an agreement with Kutak 
Rock and Huie to assist the Public Utilities 
Commission in setting up "safe harbor leases" 
for all rolling stock placed in service between 
January 1, 1981 and January 1, 1988; and compen- 
sation to them will be a maximum of $25,000 per 
transaction (regardless of size) from the proceeds 
of the sale. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0194 GM Authorizing the General Manager to take all actions 
necessary to acquire property owned by the U. S. 
Steel Corporation for a new Municipal Railway 
storage and maintenance facility. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0195 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to transmit a resolution to the Board of Supervisors 

requesting approval to purchase standard and articulated 

diesel motor coaches instead of trolley coaches. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-08 3 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0196 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Supplemental Appropriation in the 
amount of $1,133.08 to restore the Municipal 
Railway's Revolving Fund to its authorized limit. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0197 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 
Railway to participate in the development and 
implementation of a special motor coach service 
program between Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf, 
in coordination with appropriate city officials 
provided the Board of Supervisors appropriates 
funds separate from those assigned to the Municipal 
Railway to cover such special service, for a period 
ending on June 1, 1984. 

Votes: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 

office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission, 

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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 
Transit Advertising Agreement 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Board of Supervisors rejected the proposed Transit Advertising 
agreement with Trans Ad by a 9 to 2 vote. Subsequently, by a 7 to 
4 vote, the Board sent a letter to the Mayor urging the Mayor to 
urge the Public Utilities Commission to transmit a contract with 
Winston Network, for action by the Board. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that he had received an offer by telephone 
from New York Subways, Inc., the present contractor, pledging to 
match or better any offer from Winston Network. 

Commissioner Flynn said that members of the Board of Supervisors 
spoke in favor of offering small businesses and minority businesses 
an opportunity to bid this contract. He suggested reopening bids. 

Commissioner Hsieh opposed any process which did not give the appearance 
of being straight forward and above board. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved to transmit to the Board of Supervisors 
a contract with Winston Network noting in the transmittal letter 
that the Public Utilities Commission has not approved or disapproved 
the contract. President McCrea seconded. 



83-084 



Commissioner Sanger amended the motion to authorize transmission of 
the contract embodying the bid made by Winston Network to the 
Board of Supervisors for their approval or disapproval, with a 
cover letter stating that the proposed contract is transmitted to 
the Board of Supervisors at its request for the Board to dispose 
of as it sees fit. 

On the question, Commissioners McCrea, Sanger and Lenvin voted "aye", 
Commissioners Flynn and Hsieh voted "no" . 

In response to a question by the General Manager of Public Utilities, 
Mr. John J. Doherty, Deputy City Attorney, said that the Charter 
contemplates submission of a signed contract to the Board of 
Supervisors . 

Commissioner Flynn moved to open the contract for bids to all 
parties interested in bidding. Commissioner Hsieh seconded. On 
the question, Commissioners Flynn and Hsieh voted "aye", 
Commissioners McCrea, Sanger, and Lenvin voted "no". The 
motion was lost. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to amend the prior motion and to authorize 
the General Manager of Public Utilities to execute the Winston Network 
contract solely for the purpose of giving the Board of Supervisors 
the opportunity to approve or reject the contract. Commissioner 
Lenvin seconded. 

On the question, Commissioners McCrea, Flynn, Sanger and Lenvin voted 
"aye". Commissioner Hsieh voted "no". 

************* 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS 

Commissioner Lenvin stated that many of the outside escalators at 
Muni/BART stations were out of service for repair this winter. She 
requested a report as to whether temporary winter covers are needed 
for outdoor escalators . 

************* 

Resolution No. 83-0188 — Commending Mr. Frank L. Baggetta. 

President McCrea read a summary of Frank Baggetta ' s 34 year career with 
the City and County of San Francisco, of which 30 years was with the 
Public Utilities Commission. He said that no resolution can adequately 
express the Commission's appreciation of Mr. Baggetta ' s work. 

************* 

Resolution No. 83-0197 -- Regarding special motor coach service 
between Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. 

Mr. Harold Geissenheimer , General Manager, Municipal Railway, said 
that there have been numerous requests for additional motor coach 
service to Fisherman's Wharf. It has been proposed to increase 



83-085 



service above the Municipal Railway commitment via the use of hotel 
tax funds. He said that the resolution before the Commission states 
that the Commission has no objection to the proposed special 
service, provided that the Board of Supervisors appropriates funds 
separate from those assigned to the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that this additional service will be provided 
by leased vehicles. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: 3:25 P.M, 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Civic Center Documents 
Department/LIBRARY 



MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
May 10, 1983 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 2 7 1983 

SAN FRAIMCiSCO 
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COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy C . Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Administration 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



83-087 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Vice President Thomas Hsieh, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner John Sanger 

Absent: Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

The minutes of the regular meeting of April 26, 1983 were approved, 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0199 W Authorizing Rudolf Nothenberg, Eugene Kelleher, or 

Leo Jed, in behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, 
to execute an application and all other pertinent 
documents and file claim for federal disaster assistance 
from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and 
State Office of Emergency Services, due to extensive 
damage caused by the winter storms to Water Department 
property located in Alameda County. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0200 M Ratifying and confirming the Transit Advertising 

Agreement with Winston Network, Inc., dated May 2, 
1983, and transmitting a copy to said firm. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0201 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept, and expend $1 million of 
State Article XIX Guideway funds for the reconstruction 
of trolley coach overhead along Van Ness Avenue. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0198 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$228,613.10. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 



83-088 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0202 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrant in favor 
of Benjamin James Armento and John Lockley, in 
the amount of $6,750 in settlement of a claim 
against the San Francisco Water Department, 
personal injuries and property damage sustained 
in an automobile accident with a Water Department 
vehicle on December 27, 2982 on Lincoln Way near 
2 5th Avenue. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0203 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against Hetch Hetchy as follows: Floyd 
Ray Stevenson and Louise Jones Stevenson, $46,000; 
and also requesting a transfer of $39,000 from 
Hetch Hetchy 33-001-336016-1801 — Purchase of 
Power to 33-001-336016-1450 Judgment and Claims 
Fund, to be added to the above for a total 
settlement of $85,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0204 A Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call for Municipal Railway 
Contract No. 834, Muni Training Facility, Presidio 
Headquarters, estimated to cost $227,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0205 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 

staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1857 - 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installa- 
tion in First Street between Mission and Harrison 
Streets, estimated to cost $256,000 net. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0206 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by staff, 
and authorizing Bid Call under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. 702, No. 24 Divisadero Electrification Project, 
Army Street to Third Street, Street Lighting Work, 
estimated to cost $600,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 



83-089 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0207 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1826, Construct and Repair Walkways on Dumbarton 
Pipeline Bridge, San Mateo County, in the amount of 
$440,299 to Christie Constructors, Inc., Emeryville. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0208 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 705, Mechanical 
Modifications, 693 Vermont Street, in the amount of 
$26,375 to Air Conditioning Company, Inc., Burlingame. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0209 E Accepting the work performed under Contract No. WD-1830, 
8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Grant Avenue 
between O'Farrell and Sutter Street, approving debit 
Modification of Contract No. 1, in the amount of 
$18,284, and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $24,276.34 to W. J. Gaffney, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0210 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. 1831, 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Pixley Street between Buchanan and Fillmore Streets, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving credit 
Modification of Contract No. 1 in the amount of $1,773.50, 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $3,397.83 
to Bashnick Engineering and Paving Co., Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0211 E Accepting work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
589, Mission, Howard, Folsom, Third and Fourth Streets 
and Vicinity, Underground Transit Power Facilities and 
Related Work, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Debit Modification of Contract No. 2 in the amount of 
$9,197.13; approving authorized deduction and order 
for payment in the amount of $1,606.19; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $33,730.51 to 
Abbett Electric Corporation. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 



83-090 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

S3-0212 E Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. 815, Handicapped Loading Platform at 
"L" Line Zoo Loop, as satisfactorily completed; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $23,201 to 
Nibbi Brothers. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0213 F Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power to request the Controller to transfer 
$130,000 from Appropriation No. 32-00-00-33-001-336016-1801 
Purchase Power for Resale to Appropriation No. 
32-00-00-33-001-336222-2020-354-01 - Inspection and 
Repair of Kirkwood Powerhouse Transformer - to provide 
the necessary funding for the complete overhaul of the 
Kirkwood Powerhouse Transformer. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0214 F Requesting the Controller to approve a Hetch Hetchy 
transfer of funds in the amount of $75,000 from 
33-001-336016-1801 Purchase Power for Resale to 
33-001-336016-1335 Electrical Materials and Supplies 
in order to meet obligations for the balance of the 
current fiscal year. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0215 GO Commending Richard Sklar, General Manager of Public 
Utilities from March 1, 1979 to March 31, 1983, for 
his dedication and many accomplishments on behalf 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Sanger 
Noes - Flynn 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0216 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute the April 15, 1983 letter-agreement with 
PGandE setting forth changes in wheeling charges, 
special facilities charges, and supplementary power 
and energy rates resulting from CPUC Decision 
No. 93887 and Resolution No. E-1947. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 



83-09] 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0217 HH Approving extension of the Bureau of Light, Heat and 
Power Contract No. 198, with Bayside Construction 
Company, for the Maintenance and Repair of City-owned 
Street Lighting Systems, in accordance with terms 
of said contract, to midnight, June 30, 1984, 
and estimated to cost $300,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0218 MR Directing the Municipal Railway to discontinue peak 

hour service, reverse direction on Line 1BX-CALIFORNIA 
"B" EXPRESS due to consistently poor patronage. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0219 MR Redesignating proposed Line "14B" as Line 

"88-MISSION/BART SHUTTLE" with a slight revision 
of operating plan for route. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0220 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 

Railway to negotiate and enter into an agreement with 
Parsons, Brinckerhof f , Quade & Douglas, Inc., 
to conduct the Baseline Data Collection effort 
based on Multisystems Implementation Plan, the 
cost not to exceed $150,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0221 E Approving the sale of a roadway easement for 

widening of Stevenson Boulevard within a portion 
of the City's Right-of-Way , Bay Division Pipe 
Line Nos. 1 & 2 Right-of-Way, Parcel 1211, City 
of Fremont's offer of $9,825.30, and authorizing 
the Director of Property to prepare the necessary 
legislation to consumate the sale. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 



83-092 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0222 GM Amending Resolution No. 81-0101, delegating authority 
to execute construction contract modifications. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0223 C Approving revolving fund payments made by the 
General Claims Agent totalling $66,783.77 for 
settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway in the month of April, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0224 A Approving agreements with California Medivan and 
Delancey Street Foundation to provide paratransit 
scheduled group service for the period July 1, 
1983 to June 30, 1986, the total annual amount 
not to exceed $685,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0225 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance to enter into an agreement with Touche 
Ross to provide financial, analytical and 
auditing services to the PUC, services not to 
exceed $100,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0226 F Requesting the Controller to approve a Hetch 
Hetchy transfer of funds in the amount of 
$600,000 from 33-001-336016-1801 Purchase Power 
for Resale to 33-01-336016-1811 Power Distribution 
Transmission . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0227 F Adopting an interoperator transfer policy and 
clarifying that new revenue meant revenue that 
PUC might otherwise not be eligible to receive 
through MTC . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 
83-093 



Action taken during Executive Session: 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0228 MR Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation to appropriate $100,000 
to employ J. A. Boyd and Associates and other 
necessary consultants to complete the analysis 

and proof of claim which was undertaken by said firm 
with reference to the litigation against 
International Engineering Company ("IECO"). 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

************* 

Resolution No. 83-0215 -- Commending Mr. Richard Sklar for his 
service as General Manager of Public Utilities. This item was 
taken out of order. 

President McCrea read the resolution and extended his personal best 
wishes to Mr. Sklar. Commissioner Hsieh moved to adopt the 
resolution and expressed his appreciation for Mr. Sklar 's 
contributions to the Commission and the City. Commissioner 
Sanger seconded, and said that the City would continue to see 
benefits for many years to come from Mr. Sklar ' s service. 

On the question, Commissioners McCrea, Hsieh and Sanger voted 
"aye," Commissioner Flynn voted "no." 

************* 

Resolution No. 83-0200 -- Ratifying and confirming the Transit 
Advertising Agreement with Winston Network, Inc. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
stated that counsel for Winston Network had raised a question as to 
the intent of the Commission when it adopted Resolution No. 
83-0178 authorizing execution of the contract. He said that 
the City Attorney's Office recommends adoption of the proposed 
resolution to clarify the matter. 

Commissioner Sanger requested a report 30 days after the start 
of the contract on Winston Network's compliance with the 
affirmative action provisions of the contract. 

************* 

Resolution No. 83-0218 -- Authorizing discontinuance of peak 
hour service in reverse direction on Line 1-BX-CALIFORNIA 
"B" Express. 

Mr. Cliff Chambers, representing the Joint Institutional 
Transportation Brokers Association, said that the Association 
agrees with the staff recommendation to terminate the service at 
this time. He said that the Association did not believe the 
service had been given a chance to succeed. He referred to 
lack of publicity by the Municipal Railway and repeated reports 
from patrons that scheduled service was missed. 

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Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, stated 
that initially there was a problem meeting scheduled service. He 
said that during the last six months these runs were given priority 
so that the runs were out and not diverted to other uses. The 
passenger counts provided to the Commission were taken during 
the last few months when full service was being provided. 

************* 

Resolution No. 83-0224 -- Approving agreements with California 
Medivan and Delancey Street Foundation to provide paratransit 
scheduled group service. 

Mr. Thomas Jordan, Director of Special Services, explained the 
selection process and the various elements of the proposals 
which were evaluated by the selection committee. He said that 
the recommendation of the selection committee, which was reviewed 
by staff, is to contract with two firms — California Medivan and 
Delancey Street Foundation. 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that a member of the Board of Supervisors 
has indicated that they will move to delete the expenditure 
clause in the resolution authorizing grant application to fund 
this project. The reason being that 22 employees of the current 
service provider, Canon Kip, will be laid off. These employees 
have been essentially supported by the City and County of San 
Francisco for a number of years. Mr. Nothenberg said that he had 
personally assumed responsibility to try to find employment for 
these individuals. However, he said, that he had not been successful 
to date. He stated that this problem is separate from the 
matter which is before the Commission now. He recommended 
award of the contract to California Medivan and Delancey Street 
Foundation . 

President McCrea said that the Commission's first obligation is 
to provide service for its clients and to serve them well. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH 
COUNSEL: 3:27 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Dianne Feinstein 
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2:00 P.M. 

May 24, 1983 



COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy C . Lenvin 



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DEPARTMENTS 
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Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Administration 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:03 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Thomas Hsieh, Commissioner John Sanger, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh presided. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn arrived at 2:18 P.M. 

The Minutes of the meeting of May 10, 1983 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



13-0230 W Adopting a revised Schedule of Rates and 

Charges to be charged by the San Francisco Water 
Department effective with meter readings made on or after 
August 1, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0229 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$115,000. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0231 GM Approving collections for the months of February, 
March and April 1983, of charges for damages 
against miscellaneous debtors, San Francisco Water 
Department, in the amount of $4,733.62. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0232 GM Authorizing the Municipal Railway to accept $3,877.24 
in settlement of a Property Damage claim against the 
Travelers Insurance Co. as insurer of George Hooper, 
for damages to LRV No. 1285. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0233 GM Approving collections, month of April, 1983, for 
payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors, in the 
amount of $8,536.39. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0234 W Approving signatory authority for Cheryl K. Davis, 
Assistant Manager of the Water Department's 
Commercial Division, and requesting the Controller's 
concurrence and amendment of Rules and Regulations, 
Public Utilities Commission Revolving Fund. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0235 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors that the position, Class 5189 - 
Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, PUC , be 
filled immediately as the vacancy of this position 
over a long period of time will result in a 
serious deficiency in the management of the Bureau. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0236 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 694, Replace and 
Paint Steel Trolley Poles, various locations, in 
the amount of $180,474 to Abbett Electric Corp. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

53-0237 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 701, No. 24 

Divisadero Electrification Project, Jackson Street 
to Army Street, Street Lighting Work, in the amount 
of $612,896 to Kingston Contracting, Inc., 
Burlingame, California. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

;3-0238 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1854, Construction of Fences on 
Right-of-Way at Street Crossings, City of Fremont 
and Newark, Alameda County, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Modification of 
Contract No. 1 in the amount of $957.62; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$1,513.14 to Oliveira Fence, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0239 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract 
No. 681, Moccasin Reservoir, Replace Catwalk 
Deck and Guard Rail, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Modification of Contract No. 1 in 
the amount of $386.40; authorizing the assessment 
of $450.00 for 3 calendar days of avoidable 
delays; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $3,342.26 to Lang's Enterprises. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh was excused at 3:45 P.M. 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn presided. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0240 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to continue to 

provide service on Line No. 48-QUINTARA/24TH STREET 
west of West Portal Station, directing staff to 
consider adjusting early morning service, to explore 
the potential for adding trips between 9:00 A.M. and 
2:00 P.M., and report back with alternative 
recommendations for Lines No. 48 and No. 66. 

Vote: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0241 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to execute a 

contract modification with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, 
Inc., in the amount of $116,773 for additional 
engineering and project management support, and 
for the procurement of special data collection 
equipment, for this project. 

Vote: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

53-024 2 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 

enter into a personal services contract, with VideoWorks, 
at a cost not to exceed $4,200, for the purpose of 
producing a video tape training aid on subway 
emergency procedures. 

Vote: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 
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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0243 F Requesting the Controller to approve the transfer 
of $801,817 from 1801 - Purchase of Power for 
Resale to various Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Facility Maintenance and Capital Projects to 
complete various facilities maintenance and 
capital projects. 

Vote: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0244 F Requesting the Controller to re-allocate $65,000 
of current year surplus in Muni, Water and Hetch 
Hetchy appropriations for a contract with Arthur 
Andersen & Co. to develop a workplan for integrating 
the PUC ' s accounting system, FMS , with that of the 
Controller, FAMIS. 

Vote: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0245 F Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 
Railway to execute an agreement with the firm of 
Canteen Food and Vending Services for the operation 
of vending machines at various locations under the 
jurisdiction of the Municipal Railway. 

Vote: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0246 GM Requesting the Controller to transfer funds made 
available by Board of Supervisors' ordinance, the 
use of Unappropriated General Funds to the accounts 
of the Municipal Railway, for the purpose of pro- 
viding temporary special service connecting 
Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf. 

Vote: Ayes - Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0247 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate a contract with U.S. Human Resources 
Corporation for paratransit broker service, in 
an amount not to exceed $135,000, effective July 
1, 1983 to June 30, 1986. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0248 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into agreements with City Cab T.S.I. , 
Luxor Cab Company, Veterans Cab Company, and 
Yellow Cab Cooperative, to provide paratransit 
metered services for the period July 1, 1983 to 
June 30, 1986 for a total annual amount for 
all agreements not to exceed $620,000. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 



Cable Car Alternative Service 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Board of Supervisors amended the appropriation of funds to 
provide special motor coach service to Fisherman's Wharf by changing 
the recepient from the Chief Administrative Officer to the Municipal 
Railway. He said that the Commission approved the service in 
principle but not the project funding. In order for the Municipal 
Railway to receive the funds the Commission must request that the 
Controller transfer the funds to the Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Sanger inquired as to the effect this would have 
on AB-1107 farebox recovery requirement. Mr. Nothenberg replied 
that staff estimates that 10 passengers per trip will be sufficient 
to meet a 30 percent farebox recovery. Also, as a special service, 
he said that he believed it could be excluded from the AB-1107 
computation . 

In response to a question by Commissioner Lenvin, Mr. Harold 
Geissenheimer , General Manager, Municipal Railway, said that 
6 vehicles will be leased to. provide this special service. 
Resolution No. 83-0246 was adopted requesting the Controller to 
transfer funds. 

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Muni Metro Peer Group Review 

Mr. Nothenberg said that the current level of peak period service 
on the Muni Metro system is unacceptable. He said that the same degree 
of attention and commitment must be given to solving this problem 
as was given to improving the diesel fleet. The first increment 
of the vehicle modification program, $1.8 million, is in the 
1983-84 budget. He said that Mr. Geissenheimer invited repre- 
sentatives from transit systems in Buffalo, New York, Portland, 



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Oregon, Lindenwold, New Jersey and San Diego, California, to 
conduct a peer group review of the Muni Metro system. They will 
be submitting a number of recommendations for operational 
improvements which will be submitted to the Commission. 

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The meeting was recessed at 2:30 P.M. 
The meeting was reconvened at 2:35 P.M. 

PUBLIC HEARING 

Resolution No. 83-0230 -- Adopting a revised Schedule of Rates 
and Charges to be charged by the San Francisco Water Department. 

Mr. Eugene Kelleher, General Manager and Chief Engineer, San 

Francisco Water Department, said that the proposed rate increase 

is needed to fund the 1983-84 budget. He said that the City 

has been in litigation with its suburban customers since 1974 and is 

now close to settlement. The proposed rates for suburban customers 

are based upon what staff feels will be a reasonable settlement 

of the case. The last rate increase was in 1979. He said that 

there has been no substantial increase in personnel or new 

programs. The budget has increased 37 percent due to increases 

in power costs, chemicals, construction and salary standardization. 

The proposed rates would increase rates in San Francisco by 

12 percent and 18.4 percent for suburban resale customers. The 

declining rate block would be eliminated for non-resale customers 

outside San Francisco and a single rate of 43.8 cents per unit 

established. 

Commissioner Sanger asked what was the justification for 
setting rates lower for non-resale customers outside the 
City than for customers inside the City. Mr. Kelleher replied 
that the Department had been advised by counsel to set these 
rates based upon costs. The costs to provide water for these 
customers is lower because the Department does not maintain 
the distribution system. 

Vice President Hsieh opened the meeting for public hearing. 

Mr. Michael Hudnall, attorney representing Stanford University, 
read a statement which is made a part of these minutes. He 
said that Stanford University has received water from the 
San Francisco Water Department under a long term contract for 
many years. The proposed rates from Schedule W-21 would 
increase Stanford's water bill approximately 50 percent, or 
$160,000 annually. He requested that Stanford receive 
water at a rate no greater than the approved W-25 rate. 

Commissioner Lenvin said that the Commission is considering 
adoption of rate schedules for various classes of customers. 
She asked if the Commission needed to determine who is in 
which class. Mr. McMorris Dow, Utilities General Counsel, 
replied in the negative. Commissioner Sanger requested that 
further discussion of this matter be in an executive session 
immediately following the meeting. 



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Mr. Stanley Wong said that he was not opposed to the rate increase 
since it would not affect the sewer service charge. He sug- 
gested that a notice be sent to customers stating that the 
sewer service charge is not affected. 

The public hearing was closed. 

On motion of Commissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner Lenvin, 
the revised Schedule of Rates and Charges was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 83-0240 — Authorizing continuation of service 
on Line No. 48-QUINTARA/24TH STREET west of West Portal Station. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Planning, Municipal Railway, said 
that the 48-QUINTARA/24TH STREET line was extended west of West 
Portal Station to 48th Avenue in September, 1982. He said that 
staff conducted a ride check 9 days after service was extended 
and found that 1,000 people per day were using the western 
portion of the line. Wilbur Smith and Associates, consultant, 
surveyed the line in December 1932 and reported 1,600 riders 
per day on the same segment while ridership on the 6 6-QUINTARA 
declined by one-third. Mr. Straus recommended continuation of 
service on the western extension and a staff review of line 
6 6-QUINTARA. 

Vice President Hsieh opened the meeting for public comment. 

Ms. Margaret Culver, 3820 - 22nd Street, represented the 
parents and students who signed the petition in favor of 
retaining the service. She said that the extended service 
provides students with direct service to several schools . She 
requested more buses on this line. 

Mr. Richard Lowry , 2235 47th Avenue, spoke in support of im- 
proving the service on the line by operating it all day, 
evenings and weekends. 

Ms. Enid Berger, 2100 43rd Avenue, said that the bus stops in 
front of her home. She suggested moving the bus stop across 
the street. 

Mr. Allen Malmquist, 3031 Quintara, said that the working 
people only take the bus because the L-TARAVAL is too crowded. 
He said most of the riders are students who pay a reduced fare. 
He questioned whether the line was supporting itself. 

Mr. Edward Baker, 1650 16th Avenue, Vice President of the 
Sunset West Portal Council, favored terminating the line at 
West Portal Station. He alleged that continuing the 48 line to 
the beach is part of a conspiracy to eliminate the 66-QUINTARA. 

Ms. Helen Naish, 2439 14th Avenue, said that the bus passes her 
house. She stated that there are very few riders and those 
riding are students . 

Mr. S. Grinnicher, 4323 25th Street, supported continuation of 
the line to the beach as a crosstown line. 



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Mr. John Donovan, 2063 33rd Avenue, said that it's six long blocks 
from Noriega to Taraval , especially for elderly people. He 
supported continuation of the line. 

Mr. Walter Heil, President of the Greater West Portal Neighbor- 
hood Association, spoke against the 48 line as a waste of tax- 
payer's money. 

Vice President Hsieh was excused at 3:45 P.M. 

Commissioner Flynn presided for the remainder of the meeting. 

Mr. Tom Landers, 2477 14th Avenue, said that the bus awakes 
him every morning at 5:45 A.M. He suggested terminating the 
line at West Portal Avenue or starting the service after 7:00 
A.M. He said that he had counted only 4 passengers on the first 

5 outbound buses the previous morning. Inbound, he counted from 

6 to 30 passengers per bus for a total of 78 passengers during 
the same time period. 

Mr. Charles Gerchow, 2100 46th Avenue, suggested moving the 
terminal to the beach and operating the line one way on 
Quintara Street and the other way on Rivera Street. 

Mr. Richard Camplis, representing Los Mayores del Centro 

Latino Americano de San Francisco (the Spanish Speaking Citizens 

of San Francisco) , and the East Mission Improvement Association, 

requested re-establishment of the bus stop at 24th Street and 

South Van Ness for the convenience of riders who shop for 

groceries at that location. Also, he requested a shelter at 

the southern end of the General Hospital. Mr. Straus stated 

that the Hospital has constructed a shelter. Commissioner 

Sanger pointed out that this Commission does not have jurisdiction 

over bus stops, but does have a policy of spacing bus stops 

approximately every two blocks to speed up transit time. 

Ms. Angelina Kabutz said that she uses the bus and feels it 
is a necessary line. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked if service could be adjusted to 
start approximately 30 minutes later in the morning and extend 
later into the day. Mr. Geissenheimer replied that service 
could be redistributed by moving some of the early trips to 
the "shoulder" at 9:00 A.M. Also, he said staff would look at 
rerouting the early morning pull out trips away from residential 
streets and onto more commercial streets . 

Commissioner Sanger asked that staff consider applying the cost 
savings to other purposes rather than add service on the 
"shoulder". He requested that staff submit an overall plan 
to the Commission which includes any potential for adding trips 
between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. 

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Resolution No. 83-0242 -- Authorizing a personal services 
contract with VideoWorks . 

Commissioner Flynn asked if any equipment had been purchased or 
City funds encumbered under this contract. Ms. Diane Nygaard, 
Director of Training, replied that the Training Department is 
purchasing video equipment so that there would be a capability 
in-house. She said under this contract the Municipal Railway 



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would be renting equipment since our equipment is not yet 
purchased. There have been some expenditures related to this 
item. Initially, in conversations with the City Attorney's 
Office, since this was a student project, it was the im- 
pression that there was no need for a contract. Some purchases 
were made using normal City purchasing procedures for revolving 
fund and requisitions. When the City Attorney's Office 
determined that due to the issue of a joint copywrite a 
contract was needed, work was stopped. Since the time staff 
was informed that a contract was needed, there has been no 
encumbrance of City funds. 



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Item No. 16 -- Regarding amending agreement with Smith Dawson 
Associates, Inc. 

Commissioner Sanger requested a report on the specific per- 
formance of the consultant. He also requested that staff 
negotiate the increase in compensation effective July 1, 
1983, at the end of the current agreement, rather than a 
month earlier. At the request of Commissioner Flynn this 
item was continued two weeks for the requested information. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO AN EXECUTIVE 
SESSION WITH COUNSEL: 4:33 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 2-C, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
,0. June 7, 1983 

COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy C . Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Administration 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Thomas Hsieh, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Lenvin 

Absent: President Peter McCrea 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh presided. 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of May 24, 1983 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0250 M Approving settlement of case entitled 

Patricia Morgan v. City and County of San Francisco , 
Boeing-Vertol , a corporation, et al., Superior Court 
No. 778-073, at a cost not to exceed $397,794.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 
Noes - Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0251 M Authorizing the Municipal Railway to execute a 

contract modification with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc 
in the amount of $45,075 for additional engineering 
services; and requesting the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation to provide 
funding in the amount of $350,657 to provide for 
capital project management services. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0252 M Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to negotiate and execute an agreement with Gray Line, 
Inc. to accept tickets issued by Gray Line, Inc., 
during the Trolley Festival, provided that Muni 
is reimbursed 60C for each ticket accepted by Muni. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-107 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0253 MR Approving the hiring of Marc Elihu Hofstader to 
perform Information Management Services for the 
Muni and PUC libraries beginning July 1, 1983 
through September 30, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0254 MR Authorizing the General Manager to finalize and 
execute a lease for the Avis property, at Third 
Street and Army, to provide an interim storage 
and maintenance facility for the Muni diesel fleet. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0255 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of $98,539.62 to 
compensate several employees per Superior Court 
Order No. 703-788. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0256 W Requesting the Controller to approve a Transfer of 
Funds in the amount of $20,000 for special project 
to provide testing for four top managerial positions 
in the Water Department. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0249 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
settlements of claims and suits against the 
Municipal Railway totalling $73,800. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrant in favor 
of Mission Insurance Company as subrogee of 
Daon/Cadillac Fairview and law offices of Patrick E, 
Catalano in the amount of $24,712.54 for the 
settlement of the claim against the San Francisco 
Water Department arising from property damage 
sustained at 444 Market Street on December 15, 1981 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
under Water Department Contract No. 1870 - 6-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Capp Street 
between Seventeenth and 26th Streets, estimated to 
cost $373,000. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Water 
Department Contract No. 1817 - Rehabilitate San 
Andreas Pipeline No. 2 from Crystal Springs Road, 
San Bruno to San Pedro Road, Daly City, at an 
estimated cost of $1,580,000. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. 1861, Construction of Fences on Water Department 
Properties in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties in 
the amount of $25,962 to Alameda Fence, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. 840, Cable 
Car System, Self-Service Fare Collection Machines in 
the amount of $635,548 to Cardinal Electric Company. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0262 E Authorizing an extension of time of 90 calendar days 
and approving a Debit Modification in the amount of 
$117,029 to provide funds for additional work, 
under Modification of Contract No. 4 to Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. 677R, No. 24-Divisadero 
Electrification Project, Jackson Street to 26th 
Street, Trolley Overhead Construction. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0263 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General 
Manager of Public Utilities to execute the 
Agreement of Non-Prejudice and accepting the 
work performed under Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 
637 - No. 55-Sacramento Electrification Project 
as satisfactorily completed; approving Modification 
of Contract No. 3; authorizing an extension of 
time of unavoidable delays of 66 calendar days; 
approving an Authorized Deduction and Order for 
Payment in the amount of $2,852.56 from monies 
due the Contractor for remedial work performed by 
others; and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $401,365.90 to L. K. Comstock and Company, Inc., 
the contractor. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0264 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1847, 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Commonwealth Avenue between Geary 
Boulevard and California Street as satisfactorily 
completed; approving credit Modification of 
Contract No. 1 in the amount of $2,870.10 and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$989.90 to Ranger Pipelines, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0265 W Approving write-offs of uncollectible delinquent 

accounts in the amount of $24,442.30 as acted upon 
by the Water and Sewer Lien Committee. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

J3-0266 F Requesting the Controller to approve a transfer 
of funds in the amount of $25,000 from 
appropriation 31-001-560945-3600 Services of PUC 
to 31-001-560169-225-01 Muni Miscellaneous 
Projects . 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

i3-0267 F Requesting the Controller to approve a transfer 

of funds in the amount of $46,421 from appropriation 
47-00-00-32-001-387019-4800 Bond Interest Redemption to 
47-00-00-001-387019-3700, Workers Compensation to 
complete fiscal year 82/83. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

J 3 — 02 6 8 GM Adopting the San Francisco Municipal Railway Short 
Range Transit Plan for 1983-88. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

53-0269 A Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to 

contract with a security firm for the provision of 
security personnel for the period of July 1, 1983 
to June 30, 1984 . 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0270 E Rejecting all bids for San Francisco Water Department 
Contract No. 1873, for the Repaving of Street and 
Sidewalk Openings for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 
1984; and authorizing readvertisement . 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

i3-0271 E Authorizing extension of San Francisco Water 

Dept. Contract No. 1839R with Pacific Pavements Co., 
for Repaving of Street and Sidewalk Openings, to 
August 31, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 
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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

S3-0272 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General 
Manager, PUC, to execute Amendment No. 1 with 
Professional Services Group, Inc., Waters 
Consultants to perform additional professional 
services for cathodic protection of the San 
Joaquin Pipelines, the cost shall not exceed 
$32,044. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0273 E Approving the revised plans and specifications 
for the reconstruction of the N-Terminal Loop 
and construction of a storage track and a 
handicapped platform at the west end of Judah 
Street, and authorizing that this work be 
deleted from the Department of Public Works 
Contract 24,205 and be re-issued as a Municipal 
Railway contract. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-02 74 E Approving Amendment No. 6 to the agreement between 
the Public Utilities Commission and Chin & 
Hensolt, Engineers, Inc., in the amount of 
$87,800 for the initiation of design, development, 
fabrication and testing of a prototype model of 
the new emergency brake; and if following the 
brake tests a determination is made to proceed 
with the remainder of the design effort and to 
procure and install new emergency brakes on the 
cable cars, authorizing the submission of a 
supplemental appropriation to the Mayor and the 
Board of Supervisors for funding of these 
activities . 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0275 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Professional 
Services Contract with Smith Dawson Associates, 
Inc., for assistance with processing of federal 
grants in Washington, D.C., which increases the 
contract ceiling by $36,000 for a revised contract 
ceiling of $48,000. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 

office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission 

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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Personnel Announcements 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, announced 
the forthcoming retirement of Mr. Oral Moore, Deputy General Manager 
and Chief Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, effective June 30, 
1983. 

Mr. Nothenberg introduced Mr. Charles H. Richardson, III, the new 
Director of Security for the Public Utilities Commission. 

Water Turbidity 

Mr. Nothenberg said that due to the excess run off from the winter's 
storms the turbidity level has increased to between 1 and 1.5 
parts per million. He said that this does not constitute a 
health hazard. The department will add more chlorine as a 
precaution and will continue to monitor the situation. 

Kirkwood Powerhouse 

Mr. Nothenberg provided the Commission with copies of the 
Request for Qualifications to Provide Professional Services for 
the Proposed Kirkwood Powerhouse Addition. In response to a 
question by Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Nothenberg said that the 
scope of services would include hydrologic and economic studies, 
design and preparation of contract bid documents. 

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Resolution No. 83-0252 -- Authorizing an agreement with The Gray 
Line, Inc. 

In response to questions by Commissioner Lenvin regarding assurance 
that tourist will not be overcharged, Mr. Harold Geissenheimer , 
General Manager, Municipal Railway, explained that The Gray Line, 
Inc. has been operating cable car alternative service charging 
$1.00 per one way trip. The proposed resolution would tie this 
tourist attraction to the Historic Trolley Festival to be operated 
by the Municipal Railway this summer. A joint fare ticket would 
be sold by Gray Line for $1.50, which is 10C less than the combined 
fare of $1.00 for Gray Line and 60C for the Historic Trolley. The 
City will be reimbursed 60C for each ticket accepted on the 
Historic Trolley. 

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Item No. 9 -- Discussion of Municipal Railway fare evasion. 

Commissioner Sanger reported that he had convened a group of 
volunteers to put together a campaign and to provide private 
sector support to the Municipal Railway to combat fare evasion. 
He acknowledged the contributions and efforts of the Fare 
Collection Campaign Volunteer Committee as follows: Maxwell Arnold 
of Maxwell Arnold, Jackson & Smyth developed the publicity/ 
campaign theme, art work for the billboards and television and 
radio spots; Al Reid, represented Foster and Kleiser which is 
donating 25 billboards; Donna Allen of Brown & Associates, 
assisted in setting up media relations and obtaining volunteer 
time contributions from sports and other personalities for 
television and radio spots, and worked with Art Blum of the 



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Art Blum Agency on a school program which will start this fall; 
Richard Arnold of Carl Byoir, Arnold, Noble & Palmer assisted in 
improving internal communications within the Municipal Railway 
between the operators and management; Bill Barnes of McGuire, 
Barnes, Andrasik, Inc. assisted in lining up personalities and 
worked on the written material; and Tom Pelandini of Hoef er-Amidei 
Associates and David Nelson of David Nelson, Inc. assisted in the 
overall development of the campaign. In addition to the 
committee's efforts, Lawson National Distributing Company and 
Flyer Industries Limited contributed $5,000 to help finance the 
advertising campaign; KGO-TV donated all of the production time 
for the television spots; and Winston Network, Inc. donated the 
advertising space on Municipal Railway vehicles. 

Commissioner Sanger said that the program consists of: (1) the 
publicity campaign to appeal for public support; (2) improving 
the Muni Operator of the Month Program; (3) a new operator 
newsletter; (4) a school program starting next fall; (5) enhanced 
police support; and (6) union participation and support from 
the Transport Workers Union, Local 250A. He said that the 
"No Fare Is No Fair" campaign will begin June 15, 1983. 

Commissioner Hsieh requested that letters of thanks be sent to all 
who contributed to the program. 

************** 

Item No. 10 -- Report on implementation of Municipal Railway transfer 
policy. 

Mr. Geissenheimer recommended not changing to a single direction 
transfer at this time. He suggested monitoring the results of the 
"No Fare Is No Fair" campaign. Mr. Nothenberg recommended that 
any significant change in the transfer policy be considered within 
the context of the change in the overall fare structure. 

************** 

Resolution No. 83-0270 -- Rejecting all bids for Water Department 
Contract No. 1873. 

Commissioner Lenvin expressed concern about awarding the contract to 
the third lowest bidder for $200,000 more. 

In response to a question by Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Oral Moore 
said that a minority prime contractor is required to meet the 
Minority Business Enterprise requirements of the contract. 

Commissioner Flynn moved, Commissioner Lenvin seconded, to reject 
all bids and authorize readvertisement . Resolution No. 83-0270 
was adopted. 

Commissioner Sanger requested a presentation on policy regarding Minori 
Business Enterprise requirements for minority prime contractors. 

Commissioner Flynn moved, Commissioner Lenvin seconded, extension of thi 
current paving contract. Resolution No. 83-0271 was adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:35 P.M. 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



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JUL 1 5 1983 

SAW I-riANCISCO 
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Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

June 28, 1983 

COMMISSIONERS 
Peter McCrea, President 
Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John M. Sanger 
Nancy C . Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Administration 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Frances Hedani 
Acting Secretary 

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Call to Order: 2:07 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Thomas Hsieh, Commissioner John Sanger, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Absent: President Peter McCrea, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh presided. 

The Minutes of the meeting of June 28, 1983 were approved. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0277 GM Authorizing the General Manager to approve the 
expenditure by the Chief Engineer of the Public 
Utilities Commission of a sum not to exceed $100,000 
for overtime work at the Cable Car Barn in order to 
recapture the slippage in schedule as it is essential 
for the building roof to be in place prior to the 
rainy season in time for the installation of 
the cable drive machinery in February 1984. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0278 F Authorizing the encumbrance of $30,640 from 1982/83 
State Transit Assistance Funds for design of an 
informational signage program for the rehabilitated 
cable car system, and approving Amendment No. 8 
to the Agreement with Chin and Hensolt, in the 
amount of $27,500 to subcontract with a firm to 
perform the work. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0279 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with Raymond Corwin and 
Associates, Inc. of New York, for the use of a 
San Francisco Municipal Railway cable car for purposes 

^of filming a Ford Motor Company television com- 
mercial, compensation to be not less than $5,000, to 
be used in support of Municipal Railway operator 
and maintenance personnel awards program. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

GM Commending Oral L. Moore, on the occasion of his 
retirement, following 35 years of outstanding 
service to the Public Utilities Commission, and 
to the people of the City and County of San Francisco, 
during which time he played key engineering and 
management roles in the design, construction, 
operation and maintenance of many major facilities 
under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

GM Approving the appointment made by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities of Leo Jed as Deputy General 
Manager and Chief Engineer, Public Utilities 
Commission, effective July 1, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

GM Approving the appointment made by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities of Anson Moran as Assistant 
General Manager, Bureau of Financial Management, 
Public Utilities Commission, effective July 1, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

settlement of claims against the Municipal Railway 
totalling $63,265.25. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

GM Approving Revolving Fund payment for settlement 
of claims in the amount of $62,156.46, made by the 
Municipal Railway, month of May, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0284 GM Approving compromise settlements, month of May, 1983, 
in the amount of $11,283.22, for payment of damage 
claims which the Municipal Railway has against 
miscellaneous debtors. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0285 W Accepting the work performed by The Pitometer 

Associates, Consulting Engineers, under Professional 
Services Contract PS-165, for water waste surveys, 
leak detection and other hydraulic investigation, as 
satisfactorily completed, and approving final payment 
in the amount of $1,849.19. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0286 F Requesting the Controller to approve transfer of 

funds from Water Department Facilities Maintenance 
and Capital Funds Unallocated - $244,911, and from 
Bond Interest and Redemption - $32,747, to various 
Water Department Facilities Maintenance and Capital 
Projects, totalling $277,658. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0287 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
by staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Contract 
No. WD-1862, Valve Motorization, Calaveras Reservoir 
Outlet Tower, estimated to cost $29,000. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

!3-0288 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1876 - 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Eighth Street between Market and Townsend Streets, 
estimated to cost $592,000. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1877 - 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in McAllister and Polk Streets, estimated 
to cost $239,000. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving a Debit Modification in the amount of $90,000 
to provide funds for additional work, as set forth in 
Modification of Contract No. 5 to Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-832, Rehabilitation of Cable Car 
Trackway, California Street, Van Ness Avenue to Powell 
Street. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1849, Excavation and Repaving for Water 
Service Trenches, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving debit Modification of Contract No. 1 in 
the amount of $7,003.70, and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $7,065.19 to The Lowrie 
Paving Co . , Inc . 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 678, No. 24 Divisadero Electrification 
Project, Sutter Street to 25th Street, Underground 
Duct System, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Modification of Contract No. 2 in the amount 
of $5,069.53, and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $40,731.72 to Abbett Electric Corporation, 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1832, 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Urbano Drive between Victoria and 
Moncada Streets, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
credit Modification of Contract No. 1 in the amount of 
$643.50, and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $2,804.73 to BEPCO, Incorporated. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Authorizing the Water Department in conjunction with 
the Bureau of Management Information Systems and 
the Department of Public Works to issue a Request 
For Proposal for a new Water and Sewer billing and 
customer service system. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

W Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute a contract with The 
Pitometer Associates to conduct water waste survey 
and network analysis at a total payment not to 
exceed $65,500. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

MR Approving loan of a surplus diesel engine to 
the San Francisco Unified School District for 
educational purposes. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 
Railway to solicit proposals for consulting 
engineering services to provide for the continuance 
of Signal and Electronic Engineering Services, 
estimated to cost $85,000 for a twelve months 
period. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

E Approving Amendment No. 1 to the agreement between 
the City and County of San Francisco and Teleride 
Corporation for professional services in connection 
with the Municipal Railway Communications Improve- 
ment Program, in the amount of $148,100, increasing 
the total amount of Agreement to $297,707. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

■0299 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General 
Manager, Public Utilities Commission, to execute 
Amendment No. 2 to the Agreement between the City 
and Kaiser Engineers/DMJM, to provide additional 
consultant services during the construction phase 
of the Geneva Carbarn Site Rehabilitation Project, 
total payment not to exceed $558,254.90. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

0300 E Approving Contract Modification No. 1 to professional 

services contract PS-164 with Dames and Moore to 
perform additional work related to the seismic 
study of the Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir 
outlet system in the amount of $36,718, bringing 
the total project cost to $112,607. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

0301 F Authorizing the Purchaser of Supplies to advertise 

and circulate to prospective bidders the Fixed 
Asset System Request for Proposal. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

0302 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, to app! 

for, accept, and expend $81,250 from the United 
States Department of Transportation under 
Section 8 of the Urban Mass Transportation Act, 
as amended for Municipal Railway five year 
planning activities in fiscal year 1983-84. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

•0303 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, to 
apply for, accept, and expend $260,000 from the Urban 
Mass Transportation Administration for a Municipal 
Railway Operation Department management demonstration 
program to improve transit reliability. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 

office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Resolution No. 83-0277 — Authorizing the expenditure of a sum, 
not to exceed $100,000 for overtime work at the Cable Car Barn. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that all track work is proceeding on target. He stated, however, 
that due to the unanticipated circumstances at the construction 
site of the Cable Car Barn such as the adverse weather conditions 
of the past winter and also the problems related to the preservation 
of the brick walls facing Mason and Washington Streets, the 
contractor is significantly behind schedule. It has now been 
determined that unless this slippage in schedule is recaptured, it 
would mean that the building roof would not be in place before 
the next rainy season, to permit the installation of the cable 
drive machinery in February 1984. If this is not accomplished, it 
could result in the cable car system not being in operation in 
June 1984. The Public Utilities Commission, therefore, authorized 
up to $100,000 to be withdrawn from the $1.7 million cable car 
reconstruction contingency fund to cover for overtime work. 

Resolution No. 83-0278 — Authorizing the encumbrance of $30,640 
from 1982/83 State Transit Assistance Funds for design of an 
informational signage program for the rehabilitated cable car 
system. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that he has been informed of this opportunity to 

apply for $30,000 of 82/83 grant funds which will be used 

for an informational signaae program to be developed through Chin 

and Hensolt for the reopening of the cable car system. 

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Water Rates Schedule 

Mr. Nothenberg announced that the revised Schedule of Water Rates was 
approved by the Board of Supervisors and will therefore go into 
effect as scheduled. 

************* 

Personnel Announcements 

Resolution No. 83-0280 — Commending Oral L. Moore, on the occasion 
of his retirement following 35 years of outstanding service. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg commended Mr. Oral L. Moore for his distinguished 
career with the City of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission 
during which time he played key engineering and management roles 
in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of many 
major facilities in the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power System. 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh said Mr. Moore's long career of some 35 
years of dedicated service is a remarkable accomplishment and this 
City is indeed indebted to him for his many important endeavors. 

Commissioner John Sanger said that through his years of outstanding 
service he has demonstrated a consistently high degree of integrity 
and efficiency. 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin said that the City was indeed fortunate to have 
had Mr. Moore as one of its great leaders with tremendous foresight. 

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Resolution No. 83-0281 — Appointment of Deputy General Manager and 
Chief Engineer, Public Utilities Commission. 

Mr. Nothenberg announced that he was going to make an appointment 
from within the organization. Mr. Leo Jed was named as Deputy General 
Manager and Chief Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, as of 
July 1, 1983. 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh said that it is his hope that the 
Engineering Bureau would stress environment and esthetics, and 
not just utility in developing new projects. 

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Resolution No. 83-0282 -- Appointment of Assistant General Manager, 
Bureau of Financial Management. 

Mr. Nothenberg said he is appointing Anson Moran to assume the job 
as Assistant General Manager, Bureau of Financial Management, and 
that he felt that there was no one more qualified to succeed Leo Jed. 

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OLD BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner John Sanger requested a progress report of the 
conceptual design of the Market Street Trolley Project. 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin requested an interim report on how the 
Muni Metro is doing. 

Commissioner Sanger suggested that the Commission send a letter of 
congratulations and thanks to the City Attorney on the favorable 
outcome in the litigation, Kaplan v. City and County of San Francisco 

************** 

Item No. 9 -- Approving in concept the proposed roadway connection 
between the City Limits of San Carlos and State Route 280 Freeway 
near an existing Vista Point scenic overlook within the Crystal 
Springs Watershed land and authorizing the General Manager and 
Chief Engineer of the San Francisco Water Department to proceed 
with an acceptable plan satisfactory to the respective agencies. 

Mr. Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, suggested 
that due to the absence of two of our commissioners, that the public 
be given an opportunity to express their views and that the 
voting be put over until such time as we have a full Commission. 

PUBLIC TESTIMONY: 

Mr. Warren Shafer, City Administrator, City of San Carlos, submitted 
a memorandum and with the use of a map on the wall he pointed out 
the various areas under discussion. On behalf of the City of San 
Carlos and County of San Mateo, he requested the PUC to grant access 
across a strip of watershed land approximately 100 feet, in order 
to provide a safer and environmentally less damaging method of 
access to Route 280. 

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Mr. Victor Stoltz, Member of the San Carlos City Council, and 
Vice Mayor of San Carlos, said that as an elected official, he 
has been approached by his constituents as to what could be done to 
accomplish the access to tie in with 280. He said he has noted 
greater cooperation between the City and County of San Francisco 
and the County of San Mateo in recent years and would like to 
see it continue. 

Mr. Bob Sans, Director of Public Works, representing the Board of 
Supervisors, San Mateo County, stated that he would like to go on 
record in support of this connection. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked Mr. Eugene Kelleher, General Manager of 
the Water Department, what some of his major concerns were, to 
which he replied—the wildlife, but that his primary problem was 
the patrolling of Vista Point. 

Commissioner Lenvin also expressed concern about the protective 
measures of the drainage system for Vista Point and also the 
protecting of the water source. She inquired also as to whether 
the fencing would retain the natural wildlife movement. 

Commissioner Sanger asked Mr. Shafer if he had concrete figures 
on the number of vehicle trips per day. He requested that they 
develop more accurate transportation figures and provide them 
to staff. 

Commissioner Lenvin requested that a more thorough report be made 
in terms of policing and controlling the Vista Point and the 
whole traffic flow. In addition, she would like to know more 
about fire safety procedures. 

Vice President Hsieh would like to be furnished information with 
respect to the potential usage via this point. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 3:29 P.M. 



Frances Hedani 
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DEPARTMENTS 
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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
^. July 12, 1983 

COMMISSIONERS 

Peter McCrea, President 

Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 

H. Wei ton Flynn 

John M. Sanger 

Lancy C. Lenvir. 

BUREAUS 



JiVIEnlTS DEPT. 

AUG 3 1983 

SAN FRANCiSCO 
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Administration 
Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction 

Management 

Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Performance Monitoring 
Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Fomair.e A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:00 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Vice President Thomas Hsieh, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Absent: Commissioner John M. Sanger 

The Minutes of the meeting of June 28, 1983 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0304 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$177,350. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

(3-0305 GM Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 
General Claims Agent totalling $59,995.53, for 
settlement of claims against the Municipal Railway 
in the month of June, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

13-0306 GM Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in favor of 

Allstate Insurance Company as subrogee of Eric B. Ellers, 
in the amount of $6,500, in settlement of claim against 
the San Francisco Water Department arising from property 
damage sustained at 439 St Francis Street, Redwood City 
on January 28, 1982. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

: 3 — 3 7 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract. No. 
1857, 8rlnch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
First Street between Mission and Harrison Streets, 
in the Net amount of $240,750 to W. R. Thomason, Inc 
Martinez, California. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 



83-126 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0308 E Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. 703, Muni-Metro 
Rail Center Auxiliary Building, in the amount of 
$3,328,000 to Ralph Larson & Son, Inc., Burlingame, 
California . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0309 E Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-676, Furnish and Install Train 
Destination Sign System, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Modification of Contract No. 7 
in the amount of $5,789,70, authorizing the assessment 
of $37,700 for 377 days of avoidable delays; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $2,753 
to Abbett Electric Corporation. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0310 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
contract No. 1825, Repair Concrete Roof Beams, 
University Mound Reservoir, South Basin, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving debit modification of Contract No. 
1 in the amount of $17,774.87, and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $28,085.64 to William J. Sinay, 
Inc . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0311 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. 1848, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Natoma Street, between Fifth and Ninth Streets, as 
.satisfactorily completed; approving credit modification 
of Contract No. 1 in the amount of $2,043; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $13,505.78 to 
Dalton Construction Company. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0312 W Declaration of an emergency — in accordance with Section 
6.30 of the Administrative Code — to repair a main break 
at the intersection of Stockton Street and Columbus Avenue 
and requesting the Mayor to approve the expenditure of 
funds for said emergency repairs in the amount of $20,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 
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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0313 GM Authorizing a 2-year lease on 13.2 acres of Water Departmen 
land to Terri Rasmussen, d.b.a. Skyline Stables, 
commencing July 1, 1983 and terminating June 30, 1985, 
at a rental of $875 per month. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0314 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 

1873R, for the Repaving of Street and Sidewalk Openings 
for the San Francisco Water Department for the Fiscal 
Year ending June 30, 1984, in the amount of $840,000 to 
Pacific Pavements Co., Ltd. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0315 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General Manager 
of Public Utilities Commission to execute modification 
number seven to the Chin and Hensolt, Engineers' contract 
dated September 15, 1980, for engineering services in 
connection with reconstruction and modernization of the 
Cable Car System in order to make revisions to certain 
sections for clarification of language. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0316 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance to 
execute Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement between the 
City and Louis A. Tucciarone for professional services 
related to Muni capital improvement planning, increasing 
the contract by $21,500 for a total of $56,500, and 
extending the duration to June 30, 1984. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0317 W Approving proposed interim agreement for Water service to 
Stanford University. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0318 GM Approving the appointment made by the General Manager of 
Public Utilities of Kay Emerson as Manager, Bureau of 
Performance Monitoring, Public Utilities Commission, 
effective July 13, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office 
of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

LRV Reliability 

Mr. Harold Geissenheimer , General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported 
that on July 11, 1983 a car derailed at Duboce and Church Streets 
during a switching process. No one was injured. The car was not in 
revenue service. He said that the incident is under investigation and 
that an incident response training program will be developed. 

Regarding vehicle maintenance, Mr. Geissenheimer said that there are 
progams underway to inspect doors, modify brakes and replace couplers. 
He said that the Boeing Company is getting of the rail business. Our 
people are looking at our contractual rights regarding spare parts and 
possible future arrangements. We are working with Boeing and the MBTA 
to solve this problem. 

Personnel 

Resolution No. 03-0318 — Approving appointment of Kay Emerson as 
Manager, Bureau of Performance Monitoring. 

Mr. Nothenberg stared that Anne Kronenberg has resigned her position as 
Manager, Bureau of Performance Monitoring. He said that he would like 
to take this opportunity to link the functions of Performance Monitoring 
and Financial Analysis. He recommended the appointment of Kay Emerson 
as Manager, Bureau of Performance Monitoring to head the combined 
department . 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:25 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
SECRETARY 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
~- July 26, 1983 



OCT 1 Z 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 

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COMMISSIONERS 

Peter McCrea, President 

Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Administration 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Frances Hedani 
Acting Secretary 

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As Amended 
October 4, 1933 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John M. Sanger 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin arrived at 2:25 P.M. 

Absent: Commissioner Thomas Hsieh 

The Minutes of the July 12, 1983 meeting were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0319 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $97,732.69. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0320 GM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 
Finance, Public Utilities Commission to apply 
for, accept, and expend $375,000 of capital 
assistance under Section 3 of the Urban Mass 
Transportation Act of 1964, as amended; 
authorizing a grant application for the local 
match; and requesting the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation to 
provide $93,750 of required local match, for the 
purchase, installation and testing of auxiliary 
power units on approximately 20 trolley coaches. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0321 GM Approving compromise settlements in the amount 
of $4,140.09 and collections in the amount of 
$20,900.15 for payment of damage claims which 
the Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous 
debtors, month of June, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



13-131 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0322 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 702, No. 24 
Divisadero Electrification Project, Army Street 
to Third Street, Street Lighting Work, in the 
amount of $333,925 to L. K. Comstock £ Company, 
Inc., Lafayette, California. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0323 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. 1817, Rehabilitate San Andreas Pipeline No. 
2 from Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno to San 
Pedro Road, Daly City, in the amount of 
$740,964.00 to Raymond International Builders, 
Inc., Rochelle Park, New Jersey. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0324 E Awarding San Francisco V/ater Department Contract 
No. 1870, 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Capp Street between Seventeenth And 
Twenty-Sixth Streets, in the amount of 
$262,150.00 to B 5 L Construction, a Joint 
Venture, Oakland, California. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0325 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 682, Replace and Paint Steel 
Trolley Poles, Haight Street, Stanyan to Market 
Street, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Modification of Contract No. 1 in the 
amount of $22,348.60, authorizing an extension 
of time of 67 calendar days, and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $18,558.97 to the 
Contractor, Abbett Electric Corporation. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0326 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 686, Street Lighting Conversion, 
Series to Multiple - Contract I, Conduits and 
Related Work, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Modification of Contract No. 1 
in the amount of $2,107.57, authorizing an 
extension of time of 32 calendar days, and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$8,125.05 to the Contractor, Kingston 
Contracting, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0327 HH Recognizing the rights of Modesto-Turlock 
(amended) Irrigation Districts to participate in the South 
Fork or the Hardin Flat Projects as provided by 
Article 19 of the third agreement if the City 
chooses to proceed with either of the projects, 
and authorizing the City Attorney's office to 
take whatever action is necessary to insure that 
the Districts' rights are protected in the event 
these projects are pursued. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0328 HH Asking the Board of Supervisors for an 

opportunity for staff to make a presentation, to 
discuss potential projects in order to seek 
clarification regarding their intent with 
respect to the future development of the Hetch 
Hetchy Project. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Commissioner Flynn was excused at 3:55 P.M. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0329 GM Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation to authorize the 
obligation and payment of $6.1 million for the 
acquisition of the U.S. Steel site, to be 
reimbursed by grant funding when available; and 
to authorize the obligation of $190,000 for the 
local match to the pending grant. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Sanger, Lenvin 

Commissioner Flynn returned at 4:00 P.M. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by McCrea 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0330 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to execute a professional services 
agreement with Metcalf S Eddy, to provide a 
Water Department Water Quality Program analysis 
and evaluation. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Commissioner Sanger was excused at 4:35 P.M. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0331 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to enter into a personal services 
contract, not to exceed $1,700, with Peth 
Doolittle of Marin Rape Crisis Center S Women's 
Protection Program, for the purpose of designing 
and conducting a self -protect ion workshop for 
employees . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Lenvin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0332 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to solicit proposals for services to 
provide a program to improve the reliability, 
safety and operational efficiency of the Muni 
Metro Overhead Traction Power System. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

83-0333 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to enter into a third amendment to the 
agreement with Systems and Computer Technology 
(SCT) for the provision of Management and 
Technical Assistance to the Bureau of Management 
Information Systems, in an amount not to exceed 
$550,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Lenvin 



83-0334 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Lenvin, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy 
General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, to 
execute Amendment No. 3 to the professional 
services agreement with Kaiser Engineers/PMJM, 
in the amount of $67,706.72 for an additional 
scope of work, with the total payment to the 
Consultant not to exceed $625,961.62. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Lenvin 



83-0335 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 
request proposals, select and recommend to the 
Commission an engineering firm to conduct 
analysis and provide specifications, drawings 
and construction cost estimates for the proposed 
Diesel Bus Maintenance Facility at 15th and 
Harrison Streets. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Lenvin 



83-0336 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors that the position of 9141, 
Transit Manager II of the Operations Division of 
the Municipal Railway be filled immediately as 
vacancy of this position over a long period of 
time will result in a serious management 
deficiency in the Operations Division. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following motion was adopted: 

83-0337 E Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
apply for, accept, and expend $153,562, under Section 
4(i) of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, as 
amended, and to commit $38,391 as local matching money 
for this grant application. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin. 

Copies of the above resolution are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******* 
PUBLIC HEARING 

Resolution No. 83-0320 -- Authorizing an UMTA grant application, 
totalling $375,000 of capital assistance, for the purchase, 
installation and testing of auxiliary power units. A transcript of 
the public hearing is made a part of these minutes. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated 
that this application would allow Muni to test auxiliary power units 
on some 20 coaches. For many years Muni staff has been attempting 
to find some way of moving the coaches through in instances when 
they cannot make contact with the wire. This is a way of giving the 
coaches the capacity to do so. 

President McCrea asked if there was anyone present who would like to 
speak on this item. There was no public testimony. 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Muni Transit Shelter Program 

Mr. Nothenberg advised the Commission that he will be submitting to 
the Board of Supervisors a Transit Shelter Program, as described in 
the brief summary handed to the commissioners, which is consistent 
with PUC Resolution No. 80-0373, and which sets out the criteria 
and schedule of actions to be taken. This will come back to the 
Commission in January 1984 with a draft contract and then go out to 
bid. 

Water Turbidity 

Mr. Nothenberg mentioned that at the last meeting there was some 
questions about the turbidity levels, and he was pleased to state 
that the Hetch Hetchy water is back to normal. 

911 Inserts 

As a public service, it has been Commission practice to allow the 
Water Department to send out inserts with its bills provided they 
contain no commercial messages. The Office of Emergency Services 
and Health Services recently had printed 160,000 inserts dealing 
with how to use 911, and when they were delivered to the Water 
Department it was noted that at the bottom it read, Metropolitan 
Insurance Company, 425 Market Street. 

President McCrea, concluded after some discussion, that staff inform 
persons who normally furnish these kinds of messages, including all 
City departments, that in the future we are going to reject them if 
they have any commercial messages on them. 



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Commissioner Flynn moved that the message insert presently under 
discussion be sent only if the commercial information at the bottom 
can be eradicated, and it was seconded by Commissioner Sanger. 

Section 4(i) UMTA 

Resolution No. 83-0337, authorizing the application of an UMTA grant 
in the amount of $153,000. 

Mr. Nothenberg explained that this application was made some two 
years ago by the Planning Commission, and requires a local match of 
$38,391. The problem is that unless the Planning Commission, or PUC 
applies for this money by Friday, the money will no longer be 
available. We are endeavoring to find the match money because much 
of the engineering of downtown circulation and Transit First Policy 
does benefit the PUC, and because the Planning Commission does not 
have any funds in its resources. Mr. Nothenberg asked Mr. Harold 
Geissenheimer , General Manager of the Municipal Railway to give the 
following reports: 

Fare Evasion Campaign 

Mr. Geissenheimer stated that this campaign was created to make the 
public aware of the financial impact on Muni from fare evasion and 
to make it a personal responsibility of each passenger to pay his 
fair share on Muni. Since June 15th, the Police Department, Muni 
operators and Muni's transit line coordinators have been monitoring 
passengers and it has resulted in at least 339 recorded fare evasion 
attempts, 102 citations with fines of up to $50 each to passengers 
attempting to ride Muni without paying, and 53 invalid passes have 
been confiscated. In the Metro stations, agents have stopped 98 
fare evasion attempts of passengers using invalid passes or 
transfers. On buses 86 fare evasion attempts have been stopped. 

Mr. Larry Martin, International Representative, Transport Workers 
Union, said he felt that the process is moving along pretty 
smoothly, without any serious incidents. He said it was only 
through team effort of the Police Department as well as the 
communication from the Muni working together, that the campaign can 
be a success. 

Commissioner Sanger said he was very pleased with the results thus 
far, that this is not just a one shot operation, and that it is the 
long term results which will be beneficial to all of the riders who 
have been paying. 

Muni Metro Report 

Mr. Geissenheimer expressed his continuing concerns for the 
monitoring and controlling of Metro when any unusual event occurs 
within the system. He is therefore going to set up an interim-type 
control center at the Presidio office that will be connected by 
telephone lines which will have radio monitors and by means of a 
portable radio staff will be able to speak into the system. This 
will allow both the operations management and the public affairs 
people to know what is going on and to report to the media. It will 
be staffed from 6:00 A.M. so that during the rush hour particularly 
we will have up-to-date information on the status of our equipment, 
manpower, and more importantly, we will have a direct operating base 
where management will be able to assume command and make decisions 
from one central location, know what is going on, and be able to 
relay that information to appropriate departments and individuals. 
Additionally, another function of this secondary control center will 
be to insure that the Station Agents and the Operators on the trains 
know what is going on and pass along that information on to the 
patrons of Muni. 



83-136 



J-Church Line 

Commissioner Sanger said he missed the last meeting and he read in 
the newspaper that consideration was being given to running the 
J-Church Line on the street, and he asked whether this was still 
actively being considered. 

Mr. Nothenberg replied that he has requested Mr. Ge issenheimer to 
select a committee to look into the operational benefits, costs, 
equipment needs, etc., and report back to him before the end of 
August . 

Commissioner Sanger stated that in any event that he wishes to go on 
record opposing it. 

NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Sanger would like calendared for the September meeting 
a discussion about the potential continuation of the old streetcars 
now being run for the Trolley Festival as a permanent fixture or 
semi-fixture on all or a portion of the present route. 

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Resolution No. 83-0327 (amended) -- Recognizing the rights of 

Modesto-Turlock Irrigation Districts to participate in the South 

Fork or the Hardin Flat Projects as provided by Article 19 of the 

third agreement if the City chooses to proceed with either of the 
projects, and authorizing the City Attorney's office to take 

whatever action is necessary to insure that the Districts' rights 
are protected in the event these projects are pursued. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, gave a 
brief history leading to the proposed resolution. He said that the 
Board of Supervisors has just passed a resolution unanimously 
endorsing "Wild and Scenic" designation for the Tuolumne River. In 
addition, hearings will be held in Washington, D.C. on Thursday on a 
number of "Wild and Scenic" designation bills and Supervisor Renne 
has been designated by the Board to speak in behalf of San Francisco 
at these hearings. With these developments, Mr. Nothenberg felt 
that this is an inopportune time to consider in entirety the 
proposed resolution. Instead, at this point, he recommended that 
the Commission take public testimony only and that no action be 
taken other than to direct the City Attorney to resolve the lawsuit. 

Public Testimony 

Dennis Kenealey, 285 Golden Gate Avenue, stated that the South Fork 
Tuolumne River area is one of the most beautiful sections in the 
world, and he felt that any further development will completely 
destroy the area. He would like to see the City of San Francisco 
preserve the area in its present state. 

Winchell Hayward, 208 Willard North, representing a group known as 
Citizens for Adequate Energy (an energy advocacy group headquartered 
in Fresno with about 8,000 members), suggested to the Commission 
that they oppose the "Wilderness and Scenic" designation for the 
Tuolumne River Canyon as well as for the Tuolumne River. He also 
expressed the view that he hoped that the Commission would vote for 
the entire Clavey-Ward Project instead of just a portion of it. 

Mike McGill, speaking in behalf of S.P.U.R., urged support of the 
"Wild and Scenic" designation. S.P.U.R. is opposed to the 
Clavey-Ward Project because they feel that the project would 
obliterate all recreational values from the Tuolumne between 
0' Shaughnessy Dam and Don Pedro Reservoir for citizens of San 
Francisco and Northern California. 



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Carl Huntington, Staff Member of Friends of the River, requested 
that the Commission either take no action at this time, or support 
the "Wild and Scenic" designation that the Board of Supervisors has 
just recently endorsed. 

Amy Meyer, Member of the Board, Tuolumne River Preservation Trust, 
and a Recreation and Park Commissioner, said she was concerned with 
the recreational values of the Tuolumne. She re-enforced the policy 
of the Board to support the "Wild and Scenic" designation of the 
Tuolumne. It is her opinion that at the present time we have worked 
out a good system of sharing both what the Tuolumne produces for us 
in revenues and what it allows for recreational opportunities and 
she hopes that we can keep that balance in the future. 

Ray McDeavitt, representing the Members of the Bay Area Water Users 
Association, said his main concern was whether or not the 
designation of wilderness and scenic status of the Tuolumne would in 
any way interfere with the present levels of water delivered to the 
Bay Area. 

Natale Freeling, Activist for Animal Rights and for Wilderness 
Territories, stated that she was totally opposed to any further 
building of dams in the beautiful wilderness areas. 

John McMann, representing Operating Engineers Union, Local 3, 
expressed opposition to the "Wild and Scenic" status for the 
Tuolumne River as the Operating Engineers Union has a vital interest 
in the 2,000 jobs that would be created during the construction of 
the projects. 

Public testimony was then closed. 

Mr. Thomas Berliner, Deputy City Attorney, was called upon to 
briefly explain the potential impact of the scenic river designation 
and the effect of the wilderness bills on existing and future 
projects of the Hetch Hetchy System. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to adopt a resolution as follows: 

WHEREAS The Public Utilities Commission understands and recognizes 
that the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor have established that 
City policy supports Wild and Scenic recognition for the Tuolumne 
River. 

The second WHEREAS should recognize that we have received a 
preliminary permit for the South Fork on the Tuolumne River; 

The third WHEREAS should recognize that we have received an 
exemption for the Moccasin Lowhead Power Facility; 

The next WHFREAS should recognize that we have applied for a 
preliminary permit for the Hardin Flat Project; 

The next WHEREAS should recognize a lawsuit was filed by the Turlock 
Irrigation District; 

The next one should be the WHEREAS that recognizes the third 
agreement ; 

BE IT RESOLVED, That the Public Utilities Commission does hereby 
recognize the rights of the districts to participate in the South 
Fork Project or the Hardin Flat Project, pursuant to Article 19 of 
the third agreement if the City chooses to proceed with either of 
such projects and does hereby authorize the City Attorney's office 
to undertake all necessary action to insure that the districts' 
rights to participate in these projects are protected in the event 
that they are pursued. 

Commissioner Flynn seconded. 



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President McCrea moved to amend the resolution by striking the first 
WHEREAS clause. Commissioner Lenvin seconded. On the amendment, 
Commissioners McCrea, Flynn and Lenvin voted "aye", Commissioner 
Sanger voted "no". On the main motion, as amended, the vote to 
adopt was unanimous. 

Commissioner Sanger moved the following resolution: 

Resolution No. 83-0328 -- asking the Board of Supervisors for an 
opportunity for staff to make a presentation, to discuss potential 
projects in order to seek clarification regarding their intent with 
respect to the future development of the Hetch Hetchy Project. 

Commissioner Lenvin seconded. Resolution No. 83-0328 was 
unanimously adopted. 

******* 

Resolution No. 83-0334 -- Authorizing the execution of Amendment No. 
3 to professional services agreement with Kaiser Engineers/DMJM. 

President McCrea said that he has been somewhat concerned about a 
trend that he has noted from time to time on the part of the 
Commission, that is, with reference to the meddling in such matters 
as design or engineering, as aesthetic arbiters of buildings and 
projects, beyond their technical capabilities. He is therefore 
requesting Leo Jed, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, to 
come up with a proposal whereby some peer group outside of the 
specific designer or staff is charged with the responsibility for 
making aesthetic review of designs. 

******* 

Resolution No. 83-0335 -- Authorizing the procurement of 
professional architect/engineering services for the proposed Diesel 
Bus Maintenance Facility. 

President McCrea commented that this is going to be a very 
complicated project--it involves Facilities Maintenance people who 
have to maintain it, the Equipment Maintenance people who are going 
to operate within the confines of it, and it includes Operations 
people. He has requested a descriptive plan from Messrs. 
Nothenberg, Geissenheimer , and Jed, outlining how the users are 
going to be involved in the project on time and on budget. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:50 P.M. 

Frances Hedani 
Acting Secretary 



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MINUTES 

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^;. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

August 23, 1983 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

OCT 1 2 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Peter McCrea, President 

Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Ketch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Administration 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Thomas Hsieh, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Atsent: Commissioner John M. Sanger 

The Minutes of the July 26, 1983 meeting were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0338 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$633,416.19. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0339 HH Extending the termination date of the Howard, Rice, 

Nemerovski, Canady, Robertson and Falk contract until 
August 31, 1985. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0340 HH Extending the termination date of the David C. Auslam, 
Jr. contract until September 1, 1984 and increasing 
the limit of total payments from $30,000 to $65,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0341 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $800,000 for 
improvements to the Avis Property. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0342 WD Authorizing submission to the Department of City 

Planning of supplemental projects to be added to the 
San Francisco Water Department Capital Improvement 
Program for the Fiscal Year 1983-84 through 1988-89. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 



83-141 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0343 GM Approving collections for the months of May and June 
1983, of charges for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors, San Francisco Water Department in the amount 
of $13,620.17, and write-offs of uncollectible debts 
in the amount of $2,950.16. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0344 GM Accepting $8,717.08 in settlement of a property damage 
claim against Allstate Insurance Company, as insurer 
of Harold & Deborah King, for damages to Light Fail 
Vehicle #1283. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0345 GM Accepting $5,497.08 in settlement of a property damage 
claim against United Pacific Insurance Company, as 
insurer of Randall D. Sundberg, for damages to Coach 
#3250. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0346 GM Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the General 
Claims Agent totalling $40,532.28 for settlement of 
claims against the Municipal Railway in the month of 
July, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0347 GM Approving compromise and collection of damage claims 
which the Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous 
debtors in the amount of $3,315.86, month of July, 
1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0348 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 

staff, and authorizing Eid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1880 - 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Oak Street between Shrader and 
Franklin Streets, estimated to cost $731,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Fsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 



13-142 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0349 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1862, Valve Motorization Calaveras Feservoir Cutlet 
Tower, in the amount of $25,000 to JXC Electric, 
Burlingame . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0350 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 

1876, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Eighth 
Street between Market and Townsend Streets, in the net 
amount of $382,250 to B & L Construction, a Joint 
Venture, Oakland. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0351 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 

1877, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
McAllister and Polk Streets, in the net amount of 
$114,785 to E & L Construction, a Joint Venture, 
Oakland . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0352 E Approving a Debit Modification in the amount of 

$164,115 to provide funds for additional work as set 
forth in Modification of Contract No. 15 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-831, Rehabilitation of Cable 
Car Trackway, Mason Street. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0353 E Approving a Debit Modification in the amount of 

$195,625 for additional work of reconstruction of the 
street on Columbus Avenue, as set forth in 
Modification of Contract No. 16 to Municipal Pailway 
Contract No. MR-831, Rehabilitation of Cable Car 
Trackway, Mason Street. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the followirg 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0354 E Approving a Debit Modification in the amount of 
$105,000 to provide funds for additional work of 
relocating a Hetch Hetchy duct, as set forth in 
Modification No. 17 to Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-831, Rehabilitation of Cable Car Trackway, Mason 
Street . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0355 E Approving a Debit Modification in the amount of 

$92,222 to provide funds for additional work, as set 
forth in Modification of Contract No. 2 to Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-828, Rehabilitation of the 
Cable Car Trackway, Hyde Street, Pacific Avenue to 
Beach Street 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0356 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 643, Marina Substation, Equipment 
Installation and related work, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $15,710.29, authorizing the assessment of 
$362.22 for remedial work; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $9,114.47 to Abbett Electric 
Corporation . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0357 HH Approving the Department of Public Works' proposal for 
relighting the North of Market Area, with the 
provision that details meet with the approval of the 
Bureau of Light, Heat and Power. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0358 HH Approving the Department of Public Works' proposal for 
relighting the Northern Waterfront Area, with the 
provision that details meet with the approval of the 
Bureau of Light, Heat and Power. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0359 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $27,185.30 for 
supervisory differential adjustment for nine employees 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0360 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Eoard of 

Supervisors a Hetch Hetchy supplemental appropriation 
in the amount of $5,752.20 for supervisory 
differential adjustment for two employees. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 
83-144 



Cn motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0361 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation to classify (1) A489 Materials Manager 
to (1) 1944 Materials Coordinator. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0362 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Eoard of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $28,005.10 to 
compensate Mr. Benny Jones, Jr. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin: 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0363 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $1,706.60 for 
supervisory differential adjustment for two employees. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin: 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-9364 HH Setting the date of Tuesday, September 27, 1983, 2:00 
P.M., in Room 282 City Hall, San Francisco, 
California, for a public hearing to consider the 
adoption of rate schedules to be charged by the Public 
Utilities Commission for furnishing Hetch Hetchy power 
to private consumers and municipal departments of the 
City and County of San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0365 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
execute an amendment to an existing Settlement 
Agreement in connection with PG&E Tariff Schedule FPC 
No. 53 for the purchase of supplementary power and 
energy by City for resale. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0366 MR Authorizing the General Manager of TuMic Utilities to 
execute a professional services contract with Raymond 
Kaiser Engineers in amount not to exceed $85,000 for a 
twelve-month period, to provide for consulting signal 
and electronic systems engineering services. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 



83-145 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0367 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing bid call under Municipal 
Railway Contract No. 698, Operators Restrooms. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0368 E Approving plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing bid call under Municipal 
Railway Contract No. 842, Improvements, Motor Coach 
Facility, Army Street, Phase I. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0369 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to negotiate a detailed scope of work, an 
appropriate fee, and to execute a professional 
services contract with Tudor Engineering Company in an 
amount not to exceed $1,600,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0370 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance 
to apply for, accept, and expend $13,900,000 of UMTA 
Section 9 monies for 1983-84 Muni operations, 
$25,475,200 of Capital Assistance funds and $6,368,800 
from local match funds such as State Transit 
Assistance funds and/or Bridge Toll Net Revenue funds 
and the San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 
Corporation for 18 Municipal Railway projects. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0371 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, to 
apply for, accept and expend $38,000 from the UMTA 
Research and Development Program to study the 
feasibility of installing a photocell door control 
system on Municipal Railway light rail vehicles. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0372 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $75,000 to fund a study 
on the quality of the Hetch Hetchy water. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



******* 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF JULY 26, 1983 

Commissioner Hsieh stated that he was not present for the July 26, 
1983 meeting. Ke said that he was concerned about the meaning of 
the statement by President McCrea in the minutes on page 83-138 
which reads as follows: "President McCrea said that he has been 
somewhat concerned about a trend that he has noted from time to time 
on the part of the Commission, that is, with reference to the 
meddling in such matters as design or engineering as aesthetic 
arbitors of buildings and projects, beyond their technical 
capabilities . " 

President McCrea replied that he did not believe he used the word 
meddling. He said that there is a strong concern on his part that 
all of the Commissioners tend to become too involved in the detailed 
workings of the departments which is prohibited by the Charter. 
That is why he asked the Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer 
to come up with a way whereby we may obtain technical oversight from 
disinterested parties. It was not intended to be a criticism of 
anyone's efforts. 

Commissioner Hsieh said that if a Commissioner sees that something 
is not up to standard he or she should be able to speak on the issue 
whenever it becomes necessary. Ke said that Commissioners should 
not give up this priviledge. 

Commissioner Flynn said that he understands the President's remarks 
to be that if Commissioners have issues they wish to raise those 
issues should be discussed at Commission meetings and not by 
individual Commissioners meeting with staff. 

Commissioner Hsieh said that he appreciated the clarification and 
that he still reserved his right to speak on issues. 

Commissioner Flynn moved, Commissioner Lenvin seconded, adoption of 
the minutes of July 26, 1983. The minutes were unanimously adopted. 

******* 

Resolution No. 83-0341 — Approving a supplemental appropriation in 
the amount of $800,000 to fund capital improvements to the Avis 
property . 

Commissioner Lenvin requested that a presentation of the leasehold 
improvements, including the design and budget, be placed on the 
calendar for the next Commission meeting. 

******* 
REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 



Personnel Announcement 



Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
introduced Mr. Bob Hibpshman who will be overseeing the quality of 
construction work on the Cable Car Rehabilitation Project. Mr. 
Hibpshman has worked for Hetch Hetchy Water and Power since 1958 and 
has been responsible for construction inspection on many of Hetch 
Hetchy's projects. 



83-147 



******** 



Municipal Railway Accident Administration 

Mr. Harold Geissenheimer, General Manager, Municipal Railway, 
reported that a Peer Group Review has been convened, composed of 
safety, training and transportation professionals from other transit 
districts, to review the Municipal Railway's overall program for 
safety, operator training and accident administration according to 
industry standards. The group will prepare a report which will be 
distributed to the Commission. 

At the same time supervisory personnel in the Operations Division 
will be riding vehicles, at random, to detect any safety problems. 
The Equipment Maintenance Division will be reviewing brake repair 
practices . 

Commissioner Lenvin said that there are a significant percentage of 
operators who have driven for many years without a preventable 
accident. She asked that staff not only look at tightening 
discipline but also at awarding safe drivers. 

******** 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS 

President McCrea announced that the Commission would make an 
inspection tour of the Cable Car Project on Tuesday, September 13, 
1982 at 10:30 A.M. 

******** 

Resolution No. 83-0366 — Authorizing a professional services 
agreement with Raymond Kaiser Engineers. 

Commissioner Lenvin questioned contracting with Raymond Kaiser 
Engineers for services which their proposal says will be wholly 
supplied by Mr. T.E. Hopkins - who also submitted a lower cost 
proposal as an individual. Mr. Javcn Farsai of the Municipal 
Railway replied that two individuals submitted proposals, but those 
proposals were not acceptable by the Contract Compliance Office due 
to lack of affirmative action and minority business participation. 
Ms. Rosa Fankin of the Municipal Railway said that the selection 
committee negotiated with Raymond Kaiser Engineers to include drafts 
people and others to perform work under this contract in order to 
meet the affirmative action and minority business enterprise 
requirements of the contract. In response to questions by the 
Commission, Ms. Rankin said that the City Attorney has advised that 
the City cannot contract directly with Mr. Hopkins since he is a 
retired City employee. 

******* 

Resolution No. 83-0369 — Authorizing a professional services 
contract with Tudor Engineering Company for design studies and 
preparation of plans and specifications in connection with the 
addition of a third generating unit at Kirkwood Powerhouse. 

Mr. Nothenberg said he wanted it noted for the record that 
Supervisor Nancy Walker was not a participant in the selection 
committee for this contract. He said that staff received an opinion 
from the City Attorney which said that a Supervisor's participation 
in the selection process would be awkward. 



******* 

Resolution No. 83-0370 — Authorizing grant applications for 
$13,900,000 for 1983-84 Municipal Railway operations; and 
$25,475,000 for Capital Assistance funds and $6,368,800 for local 
match to undertake 18 projects. 

President McCrea said, regarding the $1 million request for the 
J-Line Connection, that the Commission is being asked to apply for, 
accept and expend funds on a controversial project prior to the 
Commission's consideration of the merits of the project. He said 
that this should be calendared as a separate item to hear the pros 
and cons. 

Ms. Louise Stoll, Director of Eudget and Grants, asked at what point 
in the process should the merits of capital projects be discussed. 
President McCrea said that in his opinion the time to discuss the 
merits of projects is when the Capital Improvements Program is 
presented . 

Commissioner Lenvin moved approval of the grant request with the 
addition that it be subject to Commission approval of the J-Ljne 
Connection Project. Commissioner Flynn seconded. Resolution No. 
83-0370 was adopted. 

******* 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 3:40 P.M. 



Romaine Eoldridge 
Secretary 



83-149 






^ MINUTES 
^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 28 2, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
^ September 13, 1983 

COMMISSIONERS 

Peter McCrea, President 

Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 

H. Wei ton Flynn 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

OCT 1 2 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
pi mi \r> • IPRAPY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Administration 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



83-150 



Call to Order: 2:00 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Vice President Thomas Hsieh, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner John M. Sanger 
Commissioner Nancy C. Lenvin 

The Minutes of the August 23, 1983 meeting were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0373 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$187,380.60. " - 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0374 MR Authorizing members of the Armed Forces in uniform to 
ride Municipal Railway vehicles without payment of 
fare from October 13, 1983 through October 17, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0374A GM Instructing the Secretary to revise Minutes of July 
26, 1983, and to notify the Tuolumne River mailing 
list that Resolution No. 83-0327 has been rescinded 
and will be reissued. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0375 GM Approving collections in the Amount of $3,570.35 for 

payment of damage claims which the San Francisco Water 
Department has against miscellaneous debtors, for the 
month of July 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0376 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing bid call for Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 707, Moccasin Fish Hatchery Supply Line, 
Tailrace to Inlet Tower, estimated cost $330,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-151 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0377 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff, and authorizing bid call for 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 711, Tunnels and Pipelines, 
General Repairs, San Joaquin Pipelines No. 1, 2 and 3, 
Raise Valve Boxes, estimated cost $39,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0378 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff, and authorizing bid call for 
Water Department Contract No. 1878, 8-inch Ductile 
Iron Main Installation in Divisadero Street between 
California Street and Golden Gate Avenue, estimated 
cost $353,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0379 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 650, Reconstruct Trolley Coach Overhead, 
Various Locations, Contract No. 1, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No. 
2 in the amount of $23,435.46; and authorizing final 
pavment in the amount of $23,240.08 to the Contractor, 
Corns tock - Van Hook (Joint Venture). 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0380 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 687, Street Lighting Conversion, Series 
to Multiple, Contract II, Conduits and Related Work, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $17,925.00; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $3,290.25 
to the Contractor, Abbett Electric Corporation. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0381 E Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 689, Church Substation and San Jose 
Substation, Install Additional Equipment, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $4,591.75; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $1,262.01 
to the Contractor, Abbett Electric Corporation. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-152 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0382 E Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
execute personal services contracts with three 
photographic student assistants, Saundra Magana, Lisa 
McKevitt, and Joshua B. Rotsten, for the period 
October 1, 1983 to September 30, 1984, for the total 
amount of $12,792. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0383 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to issue 
a Final Contract Payment Authorization to ANCO 
Engineers, Inc., for hospital energy audits, training 
programs and a cogeneration feasibility study, in the 
amount of $20,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0384 W Authorizing the extension of the expiration date of 

existing water resale contracts to December 31, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0385 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisors, in accordance 
with Section 3.595 of the City Charter, to not 
disapprove the discontinuance of owl motor coach 
service on line 14-MISSION. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0386 MR Authorizing payment in the amount of $3,281.80 to 

Diesel Services from the Municipal Railway's claims 
funds . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0387 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

circulate a Request for Proposals for financial, legal 
and technical services for third party project 
financing of a 2.5 megawatt cogeneration project at 
San Francisco General Hospital. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-153 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0388 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
circulate two separate Requests For Proposals for 
energy audits of 15 City operated facilities. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0389 E Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
transmit to the Board of Supervisors a draft ordinance 
amending the Annual Appropriations Ordinance 
authorizing the Controller to pay travel expenses and 
subsistence allowance to City employees who are 
temporarily transferred from assignments and living 
arrangements outside the City limits to assignments 
within the City limits. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0390 E Approving Amendment No. 3 to agreement with Chin and 

Hensolt, Engineers, Inc. for design work in connection 
with the reconstruction of the Cable Car Earn, thereby 
increasing the total compensation not to exceed 
$814,640. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0391 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance to 
apply for, accept, and expend $1,800,000 of Bridge 
Toll Net Revenue funds and $2,382,650 of State Transit 
Assistance funds for the 1983 SFMRIC lease payment. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



******* 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Transit Impact Development Fee 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities reported 
that pursuant to the ordinance establishing the Transit Impact 
Development Fee it is the responsibility of the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to submit to the Board of Supervisors a finding 
regarding the Municipal Railway's marginal cost of providing 
additional peak-period transit service to the downtown area for each 

83-154 



additional square foot of office space . He said that Touche Ross 
and Company had been hired to validate the figures used for 1980-81 
and establish a figure for 1981-82. Based upon their report the 
figure for 1980-81 is $8.60 and for 1981-82, it is $9.82. He said 
that he would present this data to the Board of Supervisors and 
request that they establish the fee at the maximum rate of $5.00 per 
square foot . 

******* 
Water Bill Inserts 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that the Mayor had requested that the 
Commission reconsider its decision not to mail the public service 
flyer regarding the 911 emergency telephone number as an enclosure 
to the water bill 

Commissioner Flynn moved to approve the mailing of this flyer and 
have staff report as to how future enclosures should be handled. 
Commissioner Lenvin seconded. The motion was unanimously adopted. 

******* 

Performance Review Fourth Quarter and Annual Overview 

Mr. Nothenberg said that he felt it was fitting that the Performance 
Review took place at this time since it marked his first six months 
as General Manager. 

Mr. Nothenberg discussed the Performance Reviews for the Fourth 
Quarter and expressed his intentions to make several improvements in 
the operations of the Bureaus and Line Departments during 1983-84. 



Peer Group Review of Safety, Training and Transportation 

Mr. Harold Geissenheimer, General Manager, Municipal Railway, 
reported that the Peer Group Review Committee would be in San 
Francisco later this week to continue their investigation of certain 
Municipal Railway procedures. He said that he has asked them to 
address the areas of classification of accidents, the discipline 
process, training, retraining, qualifications for drivers and 
incentives . 

Commissioner Lenvin expressed concern about weakening the link 
between management and the operator by the use of Transit Line 
Coordinators to monitor on board safety. Also, she expressed the 
opinion that operators should be assured of an adequate break period 
at the end of the line. 



President McCrea, on behalf of the Commissioners, complimented 
Mr. Nothenberg and Mr. Geissenheimer for having done an outstanding 
job in the short time they have been on the job. He said the 
Commission is fortunate to have aboard the kind of leadership which 
has been exhibited and the management philosophy which has been 
outlined . 



83-155 



INTRODUCTION OF OLD BUSINESS 

Commissioner Sanger said that he was not present when the Commission 
approved the Minutes of July 26, 1983. In reading the Minutes he 
said he found errors regarding the Commission's action on 
resolutions regarding the Tuolumne River. Commissioner Sanger moved 
to instruct the Secretary to revise the Minutes of the meeting of 
July 26, 1983 in accordance with the tape recording, and to notify 
everyone to whom Resolution No. 83-0327 was sent that Resolution No. 
83-0327 has been rescinded and will be reissued in accordance with 
the tape recording of the meeting of July 26, 1983 in order to 
correct mistakes in transcribing the Commission's actions. 
Commissioner Flynn seconded the motion. Resolution No. 83-0374A was 
unanimously adopted. 



INTRODUCTION TO NEW BUSINESS 

Commissioner Flynn requested a report on the performance of Winston 
Network pursuant to its contract showing hiring practices since the 
contract began, revenue received and their compliance with the 
Minority Business Enterprise provisions of the contract. President 
McCrea requested that staff also include the appropriate measure 
regarding the number of vehicles made available for advertisement. 



Item No. 9 — Status report on the Committee for Water Policy 
Consensus . 

Commissioner Lenvin stated that the Commission has received the 
contemplated consensus recommendations for consideration. She said 
that the idea of this Committee is to reach a Northern California 
consensus as to the development of available water, use of water and 
to form a cohesive political body to address issues regarding 
exporting Northern California water. Among the key issues, assuming 
some kind of water export, are: whether exporting should be through 
an isolated or non-isolated facility, and whether any safeguards 
will be put in place prior to the movement of water. 

Commissioner Lenvin requested this matter be calendared for the next 
meeting. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:05 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
jS September 27, 1983 

COMMISSIONERS 

Peter McCrea, President 

Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 3 1 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PURI 10 LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 
Administration 
Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction 

Management 

Financial Management 
Information Systems 
Performance Monitoring 
Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



83-157 



Call to Order: 2:08 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Thomas Hsieh, Commissioner H. 
Welton Flynn, Commissioner John Sanger, 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Absent: President Peter McCrea 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh presided. 

The Minutes of the September 13, 1983 meeting were approved 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0393 WD Declaring an emergency - to repair a main break, 
Dewey Boulevard and Laguna Honda Boulevard, and 
requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors approval of the expenditure of funds 
in the amount of $80,000. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0394 MP Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Eoard of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of $198,561 for six 
new supervisory positions in the Equipment 
Maintenance Division. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0395 HH Approving a revised schedule of rates for 
furnishing Hetch Hetchy power to private 
consumers and municipal departments of the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0392 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totalling $16,000.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-158 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0396 GM Approving payment of claims in the amount of 

$56,454.08, made by the Municipal Railway, month of 
August, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0397 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff, and authorizing bid call as 
follows: Water Department Contract No. 1879, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Guerrero Street 
between Duboce and San Jose Avenues, estimated cost 
$743,000.00. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0398 E Approving and authorizing the substitution of 

subcontractor, R & W Concrete Construction, Inc., for 
A. Ruiz Construction & Associates, Inc., to perform 
the sidewalk patching work, Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 
701, No. 24 Divisadero Electrification Project Jackson 
Street to Army Street--Street Lighting Work 
Contractor, Kingston Contracting, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0399 E Accepting the work performed under Hetchy Contract No. 
680, No. 24 Divisadero Electrification Project, 
Jackson Street to Rankin Street, Underground Feeder 
Cable Installation, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $32, 282.17, authorizing an extension of time 
for unavoidable delays of 31 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $2,000.00 
to the Contractor, Kingston Contracting, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0400 E Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 18C6, 6-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Mabini, Bonifacio and Lapu-Lapu 
Streets, as satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of $652.75; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$2,395.99 to the Contractor, BEPCO, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 
83-159 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0401 MR Approving a Debit Modification in the amount of 

$10,432.00 to provide funds for additional work and 
authorizing extension of time of 14 calendar days, as 
set forth in Modification of Contract No. 1 to 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-798-R, Muni-Metro 
System, Passenger Platform and Shelter Extensions - 
various locations. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0402 WD Recommending to the Eoard of Supervisors for its 

consideration and potential adoption the tentative 
policies of the Committee for Water Policy Consensus 
with the proviso that the Board is requested to seek 
the comments of the Chief Administrative Officer 
regarding the third paragraph of the Bay/Delta 
Protection Policies No. 1 Ad Hoc Committee 
Recommendations prior to taking action. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0403 WD Approving an amendment to the contract with Howard, 
Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Robertson and Falk for 
professional services. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0404 GM Assigning Right-of-Way Lease from EDITH LOVELL to 

PHUNG AND DUONG NGUYEN for the remainder of the term 
of Lease under terms, conditions, considerations and 
covenants contained therein; and authorizing the 
Commission to execute the consent for assigning of 
said Lease. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0405 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Public 

Utilities to execute an amendment to the paratransit 
broker agreement with U. S. Human Resources 
Corporation, dated July 1, 1SC3, to provide for 
redemption by City's Controller of all scrip and fast 
passes received by authorizing providers of 
paratransit services. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-160 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-C406 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Eoard of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of i342, 941.00 to fund 
four new 7379-Electrical Retrofit Mechanics and the 
necessary replacement parts for an LRV Electrical 
Component retrofit Program; funding to be provided 
from legally available funds. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Cn motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

63-0407 E Approving Amendment No. 9 to agreement with the firm 
of Chin & Hensolt Engineers, Inc., in the amount of 
$332,851.00 for professional services relating to the 
Cable Car System Rehabilitation Program. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0408 PUC Rescheduling the October regular Commission meeting of 
October 11, 1983 to Tuesday, October 4, 1983, at 2:30 
p.m., in the Lurie Room of the Main Library, Civic 
Center, San Francisco, California; and rescheduling 
its regular meeting of October 25, 1983 to Friday, 
October 21, 1983, at 2:00 p.m., in the Lurie Room of 
the Main Library, Civic Center, San Francisco, 
Cali fornia . 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0409 MR Expressing appreciation to the members of the Accident 
Peer Group Review for their outstanding work, 
excellence of support, and expertise which they 
provided to the Municipal Railway and the citizens of 
San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes - Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 
Historic Trolley Festival 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Historic Trolley Festival ended September 26, 1983. He 
said that the vehicles which had been furnished by the Chamber of 
Commerce cannot be retained. The Municipal Railway intends to 
provide weekend service with their own vehicles on the J-Church line 
as long as the weather will permit. 

******** 



83-161 



Accident Pee r Group Review 

Mr. Harold Geissenheimer , General Manager, Municipal Railway, 
commented on the experience of the members of the Accident Peer 
Group Review panel and summarized the areas covered in their report. 

Commissioner Lenvin moved that the Public Utilities Commission 
express its appreciation to the members of the Accident Peer Group 
Review and commend them for their time, effort and product. 
Commissioner Sanger seconded. Resolution No. 83-0409 was 
unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 83-0395 — Adopting a revised Schedule of Rates for 
furnishing Ketch Hetchy power . 

Vice President Ksieh opened the public hearing. There being no 
response, the public hearing was closed. 

On motion of Commissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 83-0395 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 83-0402 — Regarding the tentative policies of the 
Committee for Water Policy Consensus. 

Commissioner Lenvin reported that she believed that the Committee 
for Water Policy Consensus would adopt a statement of policy that 
creates a unification of the policy of the counties that are 
participating as to protection of the Delta and taking a serious 
look at water management. She said that the Committee would be 
meeting September 28, 1983 to vote on these policies. 

Commissioner Sanger questioned the impact of the statement "Support 
reauthorization of the federal Clean Water Act with no waiver," on 
the City's Sewer Program. 

Vice President Hsieh expressed the opinion that since this matter 
was calendared as a report, he did not feel action should be taken 
on specific policies today. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to recommend to the Board of Supervisors 
for its consideration and potential adoption the tentative policies 
of the Committee for Water Policy Consensus with the proviso that 
the Board is requested to seek the comments of the Chief 
Administrative Officer regarding the third paragraph of the 
Bay/Delta Protection Policies No. 1, Ad Hoc Committee 
Recommendations prior to taking action. 

Commissioner Flynn seconded. 

On the question Commissioners Flynn, Sanger and Lenvin voted 
"aye", Commissioner Hsieh voted "no". 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:50 P.M. 



RCMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Lurie Room, Main Library 

2:30 P.M. 
October 4, 1983 

COMMISSIONERS 

Peter McCrea, President 

Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 



NOV 1 4 1983 

SCO 

APY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:40 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Vice President Thomas Ksieh arrived at 2:41 P.M. 

The revised Minutes of July 26, 1983 meeting were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0410 GM Approving the production of a water and power booklet 
at a cost not to exceed $15,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0411 GM Adopting a policy on further development of projects 
on the Tuolumne River . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 
Noes - Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0412 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrant in payment 
of claim against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$50.00. 

Vcte: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0413 GM Approving collections in the amount of $802.28 for 

payment of damage claims which the San Francisco Water 
Department has against miscellaneous debtors, for the 
month of August 1983. 

Vcte: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0414 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in r avnient 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$21,500.00. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Flynn, Lenvin, Sanger 
83-164 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0415 E Approving the plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff, and authorizing bid call under 
Hetch Ketchy Contract No. 713, Columbus, Union and 
Related Streets, Underground Transit Power Facilities 
and Related Work , at an estimated net cost of $78,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0416 E Accepting the wcrk performed under Water Department 

Contract No. 1851, Paving San Antonio Cottage Road in 
Alameda County and Access Roads in San Matec County, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the airount of $5,623.16; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $8,933.36 
to G. Bortolotto and Co. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0417 E Agreeing to release Eentley Company from Contract No. 
HH-672R, Kirkwcod Powerhouse, Interior Painting, 
without prejudice or additional costs to either party. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

13-0418 VvD Approving write-offs in the amount of $508.61 against 
reserve for uncollectible accounts, San Francisco 
Water Department . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0419 E Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors that the position of Architectural 
Associate II, Transit Improvement, Utilities 
Engineering Bureau, be filled immediately as the 
vacancy of this position over a long period of time 
will result in a serious deficiency in the Bureau. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-165 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0420 F Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to recruit and hire two Principal Engineers 
or equivalent positions to replace two retiring 
Principal Engineers, and requesting the Mayor to 
recommend to the Eoard of Supervisors that these 
positions be filled immediately for an orderly 
transition. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0421 MR Reaffirming the intention of the Commission to provide 
a connection linking the Mission District with the 
southern portion of the City, if possible under the 
capital improvement priorities. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0422 MR Naming the newly acquired Municipal Railway facilities 
located at 1940 Harrison Street as the Harrison Street 
Facility, and the one located at Third and Army Street 
as the Army Street Facility. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-042 3 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a Public Utilities Commission Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of $93,449 for the 
substance abuse program to be funded out of the prior 
year carry-forward. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0424 C Authorizing an increase in the amount of claims which 
may be settled Ly the managers of the Claims 
Department under the jurisdiction of this Commission, 
as provided for in PUC resolution No. 77-0184, from 
$3,000 to $7,500. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-166 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0425 C Authorizing an increase in the amount of Water 

Department claims which may be settled by the Senior 
Claims Investigator from $100 to $500. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0426 E Accepting the work performed under San Francisco Water 
Department Contract No. PS-161 with Earth Sciences 
Associates for Seismic Safety Investigation of San 
Andreas Dam (Phase II) and Pilarcitos Dam as 
satisfactorily completed and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $9,066.05. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Sanger, Lenvin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 

office of the Public Utilities Commission. 

******** 
Revised Minutes of July 26, 1983 

On motion of Commissioner Lenvin, seconded by Commissioner Sanger, 
the revised minutes, and in accordance with the minutes, revised 
resolutions No. 83-0327 and No. 83-0328 were unanimously approved. 

******** 

Resolution No. 83-0411 — Adopting a policy regarding further 
development of projects on the Tuolumne Fiver. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
introduced a resolution containing a statement of policy, which he 
said is intended to bring the Commission's policies in line with the 
City as a whole and to provide guidance to staff. 

Commissioner Sanger requested deletion of the paragraph referring to 
beginning the process for the possible raising of ' Shaughnessy Dam 
by fifty feet, on the grounds that the Commission has not authorized 
such action. 

President McCrea opened the meeting for public comment. 

Mr. Greg Thomas, Secretary-Treasurer of the Tuolumne River 
Preservation Trust, thanked the Commission for aligning its policy 
with that of the Board of Supervisors on the issue of "wild and 
scenic" designation of the Tuolumne Fiver, and for its consideration 
of not including in the policy statement the raising of a dam in a 
National Park, because of the possible adverse affect it may have on 
the California Congressional delegation. 

President McCrea responded that he felt the Commission should state 
that it is the Commission's intention to proceed on the project at 
some point and at least preserve the Commission ' s rights in any 
upcoming legislation. 



83-1C7 



Commissioner Sanger requested a presentation on the Congressional 
bills in progress, an evaluation of their impacts on current policy 
and their affect on future projects. 

President McCrea moved and Commissioner Flynn seconded, to amend the 
resolution by substituting the following language for policy 
statement number (4): The Public Utilities Commission believes that 
the raising of the ' Shaughnessy Dam may be economically feasible 
and not inconsistent with designation of the Tuolumne as a "Wild & 
Scenic" river. Therefore, the Public Utilities Commission plans to 
take whatever steps are necessary to preserve this option under any 
legislation pending before Congress. 

On the amendment, Commissioners McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn and Lenvin 
voted "aye". Commissioner Sanger voted "no". 

Commissioner Sanger moved to amend policy number (6) so that the 
last sentence reads: The Commission favors such participation where 
mutual benefits may be achieved. 

The amendment was unanimously approved. 

On the entire resolution, Commissioners McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn and 
Lenvin voted "aye". Commissioner Sanger voted "no". 

******** 
Resolution No. 83-0421 — Approving the J-Line Connection Project. 

Mr. Harold Geissenheimer , General Manager, Municipal Railway, 
described the proposed route of the J-Line extension and its 
potential benefits to the public and the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Tony Sacko, President of the New Mission Neighborhood 
Improvement Association, spoke in opposition to the proposed 
extension and said that the point where the cars would pass under 
Interstate 280 would be a problem area. 

A representative from San Francisco State University, Department of 
Public Safety, supported the extension because it would provide 
improved transportation to the university. 

Mr. Norman Eolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, supported the 
project and pointed out its environmental benefits. 

Mr. Peter Erlich, a Municipal Railway operator, supported the route 
for its improved access to the carbarn. 

Mr. Julius Zamacoma opposed the route as being unsafe for senior 
citizens . 

Ms. Ida Mae Erewster, representing the Stonestown Shopping Center, 
spoke in favor of the proposed extension and the transportation 
benefits it would provide to the shopping center and university. 

Mr. Darrell Schroback, representing the San Francisco Bicycle 
Coalition, expressed concern about installing tracks in the 1-280 
underpass. He requested a deferral until the cyclists' concerns are 
answered . 

Ms. Marion Aird, President of JOSE and a member of the Board of 
COMO, said that they are not opposed to the J-Line extension. 
However, they are concerned about its location. 

83-168 



Cn motion of Commissioner Hsieh, seconded by Commissioner Lenvin, 
Resolution No. 83-0421 was unanimously adopted, reaffirming the 
Commission's intention to provide a J-Line connection if possible 
under the capital improvement priorities. 



******** 



Resolution No. 83-0422 — Naming newly acquired Municipal Railway 
facilities located at 1940 Harrison Street as the Harrison Street 
Facility, and the one located at Third and Army Streets as the Army 
Street Facility. 

President McCrea said that the Commission's naming of these 
facilities today should be considered to be an interim measure. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:40 P.M. 



ROMAINE A ECLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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13 



MINUTES 
• ' PUELIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FFANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Lurie Room, Main Library 

2:00 P.M. 
October 21, .1983 

COMMISSIONERS 

Peter McCrea, President 

Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 



DOt PS DEPT. 

NOV 1 4 1983 

SAN FKAWClSCO 

pi i.3i |^ • IRSAPY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

F 3rc,y Conservation 

Ingineering and 

( :.nstructicn Management 

inancial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGE P 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



83-170 



Call to Order: 2:00 P.M. 

Present: President Peter KcCrea, Vice President Thomas Hsieh, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Absent: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Jchn Sanger 

The Minutes of the September 27, 1983 meeting were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 

NO. 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0427 GM Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway totalling 
$111,812.94 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, hsieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0428 GM Approving the appointment made by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities of Johannes J. Loffeld as Manager, 
Bureau of Management Information Systems, Public 
Utilities Commission; said appointment to become 
effective no later than December 15, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0429 GM Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the General 
Claims Agent totalling $68,790.36 for settlement of 
Claims against the Municipal Pailway in the month of 
September, 1S83. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

•0430 GM Approving collections of charges for damages against 
miscellaneous debtors, San Francisco Water Department 
in the amount of $1,017.10 and a write-off of a 
negotiated settlement debt in the amount of $2,225.41, 
for the month of September 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 

83-171 



Cn motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0431 MP Approving a Debit Modification in the amount of 

$16,691.00 for additional work as set forth in 

Modification of Contract No. 1 to Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-770. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0432 HH Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors that the position, Senior Powerhouse 
Operator in Hetch Hetchy's Transit Power Division be 
filled immediately, estimated to cost $16,295. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0433 F Fequesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors that the position, Senior Fare Collections 
Feceiver in the Finance Bureau, be filled immediately, 
estimated to cost $10,928. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0434 WD Fequesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the amount 
of $184,000, Services of the City Attorney. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0435 F Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Eoard of 
Supervisors a PUC - Finance Bureau supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $7,000 to fund the 
fiscal year 1982/83 PUC annual audit for all PUC 
departments . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0436 EC Accepting the work performed under Bureau of Energy 
Conservation Contract No. 002, Lighting Improvement 
and Energy Conservation Project, in various public 
buildings, and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $14,066 to the Contractor, Energy Planning Services, 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 
83-172 



On ir.ction of hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0437 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Eid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1874 - 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Ceres, Flora and Bay View Streets, 
estimated to cost $-99,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0438 VJB Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Eid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1875 - 12-Inch Ductile Iron Fain 
Installation in Valencia, Lexington and Twenty-first 
Streets, estimated to cost $278,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0439 VvD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing Bid Call under Water Department 
Contract No. 1883 - 10,000 Gallon Gasoline Tank, 
Millbrae Yard, estimated to cost $34,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0440 WD Awarding of Water Department Contract No. 1878 - 

8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Divisadero 
Street between California Street and Golden Gate 
Avenue, in the net amount of $375,500 to W. F. 
Thomason, Inc., Martinez. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, F.sieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0441 WD Awarding Water Department Contract No. WD-1880 - 

8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in Cak Street 
between Shrader and Franklin Streets, to the second 
low bidder, Hood Corporation, Fremont, in the net 
amount of $735,813, as the lowest responsive bidder 
and rejecting all ethers. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



83-173 



On motion of Ksieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0442 HH Accepting the work performed under Ketch Ketchy 

Contract No. 575, Furnish and Install Feeder Switches 
and related work, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
44,078.07, and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $5,000 to Kingston Contracting, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



Cn motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0443 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1659R, Reroofing San Andreas Water 
Filtration Plant, San Mateo County, as satisfactorily 
completed and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $20,637.61 to The Eryant Organization, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0444 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. 1S69 , Excavation and Eepaving for Water 
Service Trenches, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$9,277.20, and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $24,065.16 to The Lowrie Paving Co. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded ty Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0445 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 642 - Station N, Equipment Installation 
and related work, as satisfactorily completed,; 
approving Credit Modification No. 2 in the amount of 
$6,140.16; and authorizing final payment in the airount 
of $6,093.09 to Amelco Electric. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



Cn motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0446 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. 818 - Muni Metro Fail Center - Track 
Drainage, as satisfactorily completed; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $1,390 to Sarott 
Construction Co. 



Vcte: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 
83-174 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0447 WD Approving the declaration of a .33 acre parcel 

of Water Department land surplus to the needs of 
the Water Department and authorizing the 
Director of Property to prepare the necessary 
legislation for the execution of the sale and 
quitclaim . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0448 MIS Pequesting the Mayor to recommend to the Eoard 
of Supervisors a Eureau of Management 
Information Systems supplemental appropriation 
in the amount of $400,000 to fund the fourth 
amendment to the contract with Systems and 
Computer Technology Corporation. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0449 E Approving the plans and specifications as 

prepared by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
under Hetch Ketchy Contract No. 719, 
Construction of 13.8 KV Pole Line and related 
work, estimated to cost $178,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Ksieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0450 HH Accepting the work performed under Professional 
Services Contract with 0' Brien-Krei tzberg and 
Associates, Inc., for Professional Services 
relative to scheduling, coordinating and 
expediting the construction phase of the No. 24 
Divisadero Electrification Project as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $16,633.84; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$3,633.52. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Fsieh, Lenvin 



83-175 






On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0451 MR Authorizing the General Manager to negotiate and 
enter into a personal services contract with 
Geo/Resource Consultants to provide technical 
expertise to determine the extent of, and abate 
as necessary, of potential groundwater 
contamination in the vicinity of the Kirkland 
Yard diesel fuel tanks at an estimated cost of 
$20,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the 
following resolution v\as adopted: 

83-0452 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Eoard 
of Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $240,000 for 
litigation expenses in connection with the 
Transit Impact Development Fee. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0453 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board 
of Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $483,606 to fund 
the following projects: Local match for the 
4(i) Transit Preferential Streets grant, 
Central Eusiness District Transit Information 
Program (graphics, signs and maps), Contra flow 
lane, McAllister/Market. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

83-0454 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to enter into an agreement with Gerald 
Kerner to provide professional services and 
guidance for the Schedule and Traffic Data 
Services Section for the continued management 
and development of the computerization of 
functions within the Municipal Railway, for an 
amount not to exceed $47,000 per annum. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Lenvin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in 
the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

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83-176 



Introduction of Old Business 

Commissioner Lenvin requested the calendaring of a report on 
the maintenance of escalators in the BART/Muni Metro Stations 
for the next Commission meeting. 

Introduction of New Business 

Commissioner Lenvin stated that there continues to be problems 
in the scheduling and sequencing of Muni Metro cars — single 
cars are being run during the peak period and headways are 
irregular on certain lines. She requested a report for the 
next meeting on existing procedures and policies for handling 
service delays, focusing on what is actually taking place 
rather than recommendations as to what should be happening. 
Once existing practices are known, solutions can be developed. 

******** 

Commissioner Lenvin asked staff to look at the problem of air 
circulation in the Muni Metre cars. 



Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
announced that Mr. Joe Dominguez, Manager, Trolley Coach 
Maintenance, Municipal Railway, was a winner of the 1983 
Managerial Excellence Award sponsored by San Francisco Planning 
and Urban Research (SPUR) and the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory 
Committee . 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:35 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BCLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF . SAN FRANCISCO 



Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

DEC 1 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



2:00 P.M. 
November 8, 1983 

COMMISSIONERS 

Peter McCrea, President 

Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvir. 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
V7ater Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:04 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Commissioner John M. Sanger, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Vice President Thomas Hsieh and Ccmmissioner H. Welton Flynn arrived 
at 2:08 P.M. 



The Minutes of the October 4, 1983 and October 21, 1983 meetings 
were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0455 MP Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in payment 
of a claim against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$3,812.94. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Esieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0456 MR Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in payment 
of a claim against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$602,755.00. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0457 WD Adopting a policy on Water bill inserts. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0458 MR Requesting the Controller's concurrence in amendment 
of Rules and Regulations, Public Utilities Commission 
Revolving Fund . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0459 MR Approving compromise settlements of $917.06; and 

approving collections, in the amount of $6,189.28, for 
payment of damage claims which the Municipal Railway 
has against miscellaneous debtors for the month of 

August 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 
83-179 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0460 MR Approving Compromise Settlements in the amount of 

$15,025.33, and approving Collections, in the amount 
of $28,227.63, for payments of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors, 
for the month of September, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0461 WD Requesting the Controller to draw a warrant in favor 

of American National Insurance Company, as subrogee of 
Nora K. Luke, for property damages at 1615-1621 Judah 
Street on July 24, 1981, in the amount of $86,510.41, 
in settlement of a claim against the San Francisco 
Water Department. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Rsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0462 HHWD Approving the execution of a contract with Michael 

Schneider, a safety consultant to provide services to 
the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Department in the area of industrial safety, for the 
remainder of fiscal year 83/84. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0463 WD Requesting the Controller to transfer funds in the 

amount of $13,380 for the Water Department in order to 
comply with the Summary of Meet and Confer Agreements 
1983/85. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0464 HH Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a Hetch Hetchy supplemental appropriation 
transferring the amount of $20,000 from professional 
services funds to services of the City Attorney. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-160 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0465 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1879, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Guerrero Street between Duboce and San Jose Avenues, 
in the net amount of $727,100 to Dalton Construction 
Company, South San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0466 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 711, Tunnels and 

Pipelines, General Repairs, San Joaquin Pipelines No. 
1, 2 and 3, and related work, in the amount of 
$28,845 for Alternate B to Cunningham & Sons, Inc., 
Oakdale, California. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0467 HK Approving the substitution of subcontractor, Vannucci 
Bros. Construction Co., for R & W Concrete 
Construction, Inc., to perform sidewalk patching work, 
under Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 701. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0468 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. EK-697 - Resurfacing Cherry Oil Road, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $1,894.93; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $2,026.40 
to George Reed, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0469 HH Approving the Department of Public Works' proposal for 
relighting the Upper Ashbury Area, Underground 
District #309, with the provision that details meet 
with the approval of the Bureau of Light, Heat and 
Power . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-181 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Ksieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0470 MR Approving a Transit Impact Development Fee final 

determination for Permit Application 8201684S at 121 
Steuart Street for a total fee of $149,040 and denying 
all other grounds of the appeal submitted by the 
Jewish Communication Federation. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0471 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
enter into an agreement with Kaiser Engineers 
(California ) Corporation and to execute a 
professional services contract for engineering 
services related to the Muni Metro Overhead Traction 
Power System, in an amount not to exceed $50,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0472 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $221,478 to fund the 
purchase of ten Historic Melbourne streetcars. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0473 WD Authorizing the General Manager and Chief Engineer of 
the San Francisco Water Department to enter into a 
joint exercise of powers agreement with the City of 
Millbrae to effect the construction of the service 
connection, at a cost of no mere than $60,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0474 WD Authorizing the Manager of the City Distribution 
Division of the Water Department or other Water 
Department employee as the General Manager of the 
Water Department may designate, to sign Auxiliary 
Agreements on behalf of the Commission with any 
Department of Public Works contractor performing 
support work and protecting Water Department mains and 
services . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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Cn motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0475 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

select a consultant, and to negotiate a contract to 
provide financial, legal and technical services for 
third-party financing of a 2.5 megawatt cogeneration 
project at San Francisco General Hospital, estimated 
to cost $35,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0476 E Approving a debit modification of contract in the 
amount of $299,975 for additional work on the 
construction of the Washington Street tunnel under 
Municipal Railway Contract No. 684 - Rehabilitation of 
Cable Car Trackway, Mason Street. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconed by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0477 E Authorizing the Deputy General Manager and Chief 

Engineer to negotiate a professional services contract 
with Foster Engineering, Inc., in an amount not to 
exceed $60,000 for the purpose of preparing plans and 
specifications for the construction of a wet standpipe 
system for fire protection in the Market Street Muni 
Subway. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0478 E Rejecting all bids received under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 707, Moccasin Fish Hatchery Supply Line, 
Tailrace to Inlet Tower, and authorizing 
readvertisement of the contract under Hetch Hetchy 
Contract No. 707R. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0479 HH Setting the date of Tuesday, November 22, 1983, at 
2:00 P.M., in Room 282 City Hall, San Francisco, 
California, for a public hearing to consider the 
adoption of rules promulgated by the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission (FERC) implementing Section 210 
of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 
(PURPA) . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 
83-183 



Cn motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0480 MR Requesting the Eoard of Supervisors to approve the 

execution by the General Manager of Public Utilities 
of Safe Harbor Leases involving Municipal Railway 
transit vehicles, and the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation to enter into 
sale-leaseback agreements, and to establish a 
Municipal Railway capital reserve fund to be created 
with the proceeds of these leases . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 
Commissioner Lenvin was excused at 5:35 p.m. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0481 RE Authorizing the execution of a Supplemental Agreement 
in Modification of Lease to the San Francisco Eay Girl 
Scout Council entered into on October 9, 1973, with 
terms to remain in full force. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0482 RE Authorizing the execution of a 31,737 square feet of 

Water Department right of way property lease to ACUREX 
Corporation, for a term of four years, commencing 
October 1, 1983, at an annual rental of $11,400, with 
options . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0483 RE Awarding to Orchard Supply Hardware, as the highest 

responsible bidder, a ground lease for commercial use 
of approximately 4.752 acres of land at 950 El Camino 
Real, Millbrae, at an annual rent of $150,000 minimum, 
plus percentage. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 

Commission . 

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83-184 



Report of the General Manager 

Cal-Trans/SF Train Connection 

Mr. Pudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Municipal Railway has been requested to provide additional 
service to the train depot due to the increase in ridership as a 
result of the Greyhound bus strike. He said that the Municipal 
Railway does not have additional buses available, but plans are 
underway to lease six vehicles from A.C. Transit to meet the need. 

Commissioner Sanger asked about the availability of money for 
leasing and to pay drivers for this service. Mr. Harold 
Geissenheimer , General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied that 
negotiations to lease the buses are still in progress, but the cost 
would be approximately $50. 00 per day with a maximum for a month's 
usage. Costs would be paid from hours budgeted but not actually 
worked. Mr. Nothenberg added that we do not have the capacity to 
provide this service for a protracted period of time - probably not 
over 30 days. 

President McCrea expressed concern that the strike may not be 
settled in 30 days. Commissioner Lenvin inquired as to whether the 
union had agreed to drive the vehicles. In response, Mr. 
Geissenheimer said that the President of the International has no 
objection to this service. Staff will be discussing this with the 
local union. 

Commissioner Sanger expressed concern about beginning a service 
which we may not be able to continue for the duration of the need, 
and about shifting resources when other areas of San Francisco are 
in need of additional service. 

President McCrea requested that a special meeting be scheduled to 
consider this proposed action. 

******** 

Interstate-280 Project 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Director of Planning and Development, said that 
approximately $90 million of federal funding will be available for 
various projects relating to the 1-280 withdrawal. Three agencies, 
the California Department of Transportation, City and County of San 
Francisco (represented by the Department of City Planning, Municipal 
Railway Planning staff, Department of Public Works, Redevelopment 
Agency and the Port) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission 
have been reviewing the proposed projects. Parsons, Brinkerhoff, 
Quade and Douglas, Inc., the primary consultant, has prepared a 
draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report 
which will be ready for publication in December, 1983. 

Mr. Wright said that there are six basic alternatives with two 
variations. Each alternative is a collection of projects of highway 
and transit improvements in the northeast waterfront area. Projects 
relative to the Public Utilities Commission are: 1) Muni Turnaround 
Facility, 2) Extension to Southern Pacific Terminal, 3) E-Line, 4) 
F-Line, 5) Redesign of Embarcadero Rcdeway, 6) Pemoval cf the 
Embarcadero Freeway, 7) Removal 1-280 - Unused Section, 8) Street 
Improvements, 9) New Maintenance Facility, and 10) Extension of SP 
to Downtown - 2 Configurations. 

He said that a recommendation should be submitted to the Commission 
in Spring 1984. 

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83-185 



Item No. 9 - Report on Muni Metro operating procedures. 

Mr. Geissenheimer announced that Mr. Dan Posen was appointed to the 
newly established position of Muni Metro Manager. He said that 22 
new light rail vehicles have been received, 17 of which are now in 
service. Mr. Rosen explained the passengers' perception of service 
delays on Muni Metro, the procedures for managing a delay and what 
is done to restore service following a delay. He outlined a new 
program scheduled to begin November 14, 1983 to improve passenger 
announcements . 

******** 

Item No. 15 - Regarding the proposal to lease Water Department land 
to San Mateo County for use as part of a golf course and access area, 

President McCrea stated that he had been advised by the City 
Attorney that until the Commission has been furnished copies of the 
environmental impact report and has read it that the Commission 
cannot act on this matter. Therefore, no action will be taken 
today, but the Commission will hear testimony. 

Supervisor John M. Ward of San Mateo County spoke in favor of the 
proposed lease of 19 acres of Water Department land adjacent to the 
County's Edgewood site. He said that the Edgewood site was 
purchased in 1978 for the specific purpose of constructing a golf 
course on the land. At that time various environmental groups 
supported the action. New, these same groups are opposed to 
development of the site and instead propose an alternate site which 
is entirely on watershed land. He said he would support either site 
for a golf course. 

President McCrea asked where the County would get the money to 
acquire the alternate watershed site. Supervisor Ward replied that 
the County had no intention of purchasing property from the City. 
Since the land is in public ownership, he said that he assumed other 
arrangements could be made. 

Mr. Marc Mihaly, attorney representing the California Native Plant 
Society, said that the Edgewood site is part of Crystal Springs 
natural drainage system. The site has a large area of serpentine 
soil which contains asbestos that will be released into the drainage 
system when the site is graded. 

Mr. Robert Dering, an officer of the California Native Plant 
Society, said that the Society has always opposed the Edgewood site 
due to its rare plants and butterflies which thrive on the 
serpentine soil located there. 

Ms. Lennie Roberts of the Committee for Green Foothills, said that 
because it was recognized that the County wanted a golf course, the 
Sierra Club, Audubon Society and California Native Plant Society 
joined with the Committee for Green Foothills and prepared an 
environmental assessment of the alternative site. It shows that the 
impacts of a golf course on the alternative site are much less than 
on the Edgewood site. Therefore, she said that the group urges the 
Commission to permit the County to develop a preliminary golf course 
plan for the alternative site. 



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In response to questions by the Commission, Mr. Eugene Kelleher, 
General Manager and Chief Engineer, San Francisco Water Department, 
said that he did not feel that the runoff during construction could 
be controlled on the alternative site recommended by the Committee 
for Green Foothills. 

President McCrea continued this matter pending receipt of the final 
EIR and a written statement from staff regarding drainage from the 
alternative site. Commission Sanger requested the same level of 
information and detail on both sites. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:38 P.M, 



ROMAINE A. BCLDP.IDGE 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FFANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

November 22, 1983 

COMMISSIONERS 

Peter McCrea, President 

Thomas Esieh, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JAN 11 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 
pimi |o > IBRAPY 



DEPARTMENTS 



Hetch Hetchy Project 



BUREAUS 



Energy Conservation 



Municipal Railway 



Water Department 



Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Frances H. Hedani 
Acting Secretary 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President Peter McCrea, Vice President Thomas Hsieh, 

Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, John Sanger, Nancy Lenvin 

The Minutes of the November 8, 1983 meeting were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

13-0484 HK Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against Hetch Hetchy, totalling $63,216. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 

resolution was adopted: 

S3-0485 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$33,500. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0486 HH Adopting rules promulgated by the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the 
implementation of Section 210 of Public Utility 
Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 relating to 
arrangements between electric utilities and qualifying 
cogeneration and small power production facilities. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0487 HH Approving Emergency Repairs to Generator Bearing Oil 
Cooling Water Coils, Holms Powerhouse Generators, and 
requesting the Controller to transfer funds in the 
amount of $50,000 from Appropriation No. 
32-00-00-33-001-336016-1801, Purchase Power for 
Resale, to Appropriation No. 

32-00-00-33-001-336248-2030-738-01, to provide for 
said emergency repairs and related services. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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Cn motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-C488 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the General 
Claims Agent totaling $87,981.68 for settlement of 
claims against the Municipal Railway in the month of 
October, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Cn motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0489 WD Approving collections for the month of October, 1983 
of charges for damages against miscellaneous debtors, 
San Francisco Water Department, in the amount of 
$2,236.32. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0490 KH Approving plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff and authorizing bid call under 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No. 572R, Priest Reservoir 
Diversion Channel, estimated to cost $266,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0491 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. 842, 

Improvements, Motor Coach Facility, Army Street, Phase 
I, in the amount of $34,722 to Van-Mulder Sheet Metal 
Inc . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Cn motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0492 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-672, Communications Data Transmission 
System, as satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Contract Modification No. 6 in the amount of 
$3,438.06; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $7,475.00 to Kingston Contracting, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0493 V.'D Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1850R, Suburban Chemical Storage 
Facility, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$75.55; and authorizing final payirent in the amount of 
$1,586.55 to John Marsh Engineering & Construction. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Cn motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0494 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1856, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation; approving Debit Contract Modification 
No. 1 in the amount of $3,291.70 and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $4,096.02 to BEPCO, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0495 MR Accepting the work performed under Phase I of the 
Professional Services Contract with Parsons, 
Brinckerhof f , Cuade and Douglas, Inc. for engineering 
design for the J-Streetcar Extension, as 
satisfactorily completed and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of $13,253.55. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0496 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Eoard of 
Supervisors a Water Department supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $370,237 for project 
staff, professional services, contractural services, 
materials, supplies and equipment. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0497 MR Approving a Transit Impact Development Fee final 

determination for Permit Application No. 8301268 at 
1591 Harrison Street for a tctal fee of $13,040, and 
denying all other grounds of the appeal. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0498 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
sign and enter into an agreement with Kenneth Roberts 
and Associates to provide additional computer services 
and support, in an amount not to exceed $30,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0499 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance 
to apply for, accept, and expend $11,817,500 from 
1984-85 State Article XIX Guideway or TP&D Account 
Transit Capital Improvement funds and $1,064,500 frcm 
regional local match funds, such as State Transit 
Assistance or Bridge Tolls, for ten Municipal Railway 
guideway projects: Cable Car Vehicle Improvements, 
Trolley Overhead Reconstruction, F-Market Streetcar 
Line, Muni E-Line, Metro Turnaround at Embarcadero, 
Muni Metro Extension to SP Depot, Market Street 
Trolley Overhead Reconstruction, LRV Modifications, 
J-Line Connection, Trolley Overhead Additions and 
Betterments; and requesting San Francisco Municipal 
Improvement Corporation to provide local match funds, 
if required. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0500 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $1,863,000 to fund 
1983-84 TEA Improvement Allowance supplemental 
projects: Cable Car Vehicle Rehabilitation, Revenue 
Center Equipment, Wheelchair Accessible LRV Boarding 
Platforms, Miscellaneous Planning, Preliminary 
Engineering, and Facilities Maintenance, Land 
Acquisition for Woods Division expansion, Presidio 
Division Yard expansion improvements and F-Market 
streetcar line western terminus alternatives. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0501 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance to 
apply for, accept, and expend $312,000 of Federal Aid 
Urban System funds and required local match funds for 
the installation of information signs along the cable 
car routes, and execute any agreements required with 
Caltrans or the Federal Highway Administration. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

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Cn motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following ■ 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0502 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance to 
sign on behalf of the Commission, all grant 
applications, grant agreements, and modifications. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Cn motion of Lenvin, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0503 WD Approving an amendment to the contract with Howard, 
Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Robertson and Falk in the 
amount of $188,000 for professional services. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0504 HH Authorizing the City Attorney to enter into an 

agreement with RMI Pacific Northwest Inc. for services 
in representing City's interest in negotiations with 
the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for extension of 
the current contract. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0505 HH Approving and authorizing the the General Manager of 

Public Utilities to execute on behalf of the City, the 
settlement agreement with PG&E, Norris, and the 
Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts dated 
November 22, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0506 EC Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the amount 
of $996,000 for energy related capital improvements, 
energy audits and training for the San Francisco 
Unified School District and the San Francisco 
Community College District 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On notion of Lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0507 GM Requesting the Board of Supervisors to place on the 
June, 1984 ballot two charter amendments, subject to 
Board of Supervisors approval: (1) issuance of Water 
Department revenue bonds and establishment of a Water 
Department revenue fund and (2) issuance of Ketch 
Hetchy revenue bonds and establishment of a Hetch 
Hetchy revenue fund. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
requested the Commission to schedule a Special Meeting on December 
9, 1983 for the purpose of considering several major supplemental 
items relative to the implementation of the peer group 
recommendations on safety and training for Muni Operations, Muni 
Maintenance and Cable Car start-up costs. 

He stated that there was also a major supplemental item coming from 
the Utilities Engineering Bureau. It was Mr. Leo Jed's intention to 
calendar this item also for the Special Meeting; however Mr. Jed is 
concerned that that might be a bit late, and he would like to move 
more rapidly en this U.E.B. supplemental. 

President Peter McCrea responded that any item of such magnitude 
requires ample time for review and consideration and should 
therefore be provided to the Commission in a more timely fashion. 
He asked that the U.E.B. supplemental be calendared for the December 
9th meeting. 



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Item No. (24) — Discussion of First Quarter Performance Monitoring 
Reports . 

Mr. Nothenberg said that staff is available to answer any specific 
issues or give whatever input that the Commission may desire. 

Commissioner Nancy Lenvin said she preferred that those discussions 
be put over to the Special Meeting as there may be some time on that 
day. 

President McCrea suggested that it be calendared for the 9th, in the 
event that there is time to discuss them on the 9th, and if it turns 
out that we don't have enough time, we can discuss them on the 13th. 

With further reference to the reports, President McCrea said Mr. 
Harold Geissenheimer , General Manager, Munici LI way, should 
come prepared not only to discuss what is in the report, but also to 
discuss what he intends to do to resolve the issues. 



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PUBLIC HEARING 

Resolution No. 83-0486 — Adopting rules promulgated by the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) implementing Section 210 of the 
Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) relating to 
arrangements between electric utilities and qualifying cogeneration 
and small power production facilities. 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
with the assistance of Mr. Ted Chung, Electrical Engineer, explained 
the FERC regulations. He also stated that we are a little different 
from other Utilities in that we are covered by the Raker Act so that 
certain parts of the regulations do not pertain to us. 

Mr. McMorris M. Dow , Utilities General Counsel, stated that a simple 
statement that we will abide by the regulations is all that is 
required at this time. 

There was no public comment, and the public hearing was closed. 

Commissioner Sanger made the motion, it was seconded by Commissioner 
Flynn, and Resolution No. 83-0486 was adopted. 

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Item 10(g) -- Resolution No. 83-0492 — Accepting the work performed 
under Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-672, Communications Data 
Transmission System, as satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Modification No. 6 in the amount of $3,438.06; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $7,475 to Kingston Contracting, Inc. 

Commissioner Lenvin made reference to the 91 days of Muni caused 
delay, saying that it is her hope that through a closer working 
relationship between Muni and Engineering that this kind of incident 
does not occur again regardless of the size of the project involved. 

******** 

Item 10(k) -- Resolution No. 83-0496 -- Requesting the Mayor to 
recommend to the Board of Supervisors a Water Department 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of $370,237 for project 
staff, professional services, contractural services, materials, 
supplies and equipment. 

Mr. Nothenberg suggested that this item be taken off the Consent 
Calendar because it is a significant supplemental, consisting of 
two parts. The first is to provide administrative support for the 
Water Department which would allow them to establish the rates and 
monitor two new agreements being negotiated with the Peninsula 
customers, and the other is a more technically oriented piece which 
would allow us to do more data gathering and improved monitoring 
and maintenance of the main meters at the Peninsula. Some 
additional staff, additional contractual services, and materials are 
required . 

President McCrea asked Mr. Nothenberg if he would put together a 
critical path schedule of this item as we will be in the middle of 
the budget season and this is going to require a fair amount of last 
minute considerations. 

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Item No. (9) — Presentation by the Director of City Planning on the 
Downtown Plan. 

President f'cCrea stated that none of the Commissioners were 
furnished copies of this plan ahead of time and it is, therefore, 
purely informational at this point. 

Unfortunately due to illness Mr. Dean Macris, Director of City 
Planning, was not present. In his absence Mr. George Williams, 
Deputy Planning Director, and Mr. Glenn Erickson, Planning 
Coordinator, with the aid of diagrams and graphs presented the 
proposed Downtown Plan. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked Mr. Williams what the time schedule of 
this plan is. 

Mr. Williams said that in terms of a timetable, hearings are being 
held before the Planning Commission leading up to the end of 
January, and then it will be the publication of the Draft EIR and 
any modification of this document. The EIR will circulate leading 
to another set of formal hearings before the Planning Commission in 
the Spring. Therefore, comments from members of the Commission or 
staff are being sought now. 

Commissioner Flynn expressed grave concern and disapproval in the 
procedure in which a document of this size, pertinent to a very 
important item, was placed before each commissioner on the day of 
the meeting, and to expect even an approximate decision is 
outlandish. He said an item presented in this manner is completely 
out of line, even if it is on the calendar. Commissioner Flynn 
suggested that proper procedures be established for documents and 
reports of this nature in the future. 

At the conclusion of the discussion, Mr. Nothenberg suggested that 
Mr. Douglas Wright, a member of the City Planning Commission 
representing the PUC, convene a group, including President McCrea, 
to review the assumptions and numbers and come up with a staff 
report on the plan. 

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Item No. (17) — Resolution No. 83-0501 — Authorizing the Assistant 
General Manager, Finance, to apply for, accept, and expend $312,000 
of Federal Aid Urban System funds and required local match funds for 
the installation of information signs along the cable car routes, 
and execute any agreements required with Caltrans or the Federal 
Highway Administration. 

President McCrea asked that the word "expend" be taken out. 

Mr. Nothenberg suggested instead that a caveat be inserted as part 
of the bid advertisement proposal saying, "subject to the Commission 
approving final design of the signs". 

Vice President Hsieh made the motion, Commissioner Flynn seconded, 
and Resolution No. 83-0501 was adopted. 

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Item No. (25) — Approving in principle the invitation of bids for a 
long-term ground lease of approximately 340 acres of Water 
Department land adjacent to the City of Pleasanton and authorizing 
the General Manager to take all necessary actions for the invitation 
to bid. 

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Mr. Eugene Kelleher, General Manager and Chief Engineer, Water 
Department, said that his department does have wells and pipelines 
on some of the property, and has the right to export water served 
from the underground on that particular property, but we do not have 
any further use for the major portion of the subject land. 

Commissioner Sanger inquired why are we inviting bids only on a 
lease? 

Ms. Mathea Falco, Director, Legal Services, said that the purpose 
for calendaring this item was to present staff's recommendation and 
to seek direction from the Commission. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he would like to suggest that we offer 
the property for sale as well as for lease. Following receipt of 
the responses, the Finance Bureau can make an anlysis and 
evaluation. He further suggested that when structuring the 
offering, to give the person a chance to offer on an option basis, 
on an installment basis, on a lease basis, or on an option to 
purchase basis. 

President McCrea requested that the documents be brought back to the 
Commission before they go out. 

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President McCrea announced that there will be no meeting on November 
29th. There will be a Special Meeting on December 9, 1983, and a 
regular meeting on December 13, 1983. He said that he has 
instructed the Secretary not to calendar a meeting en December 27th 
unless a meeting is needed to approve certain items. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:28 P.M. 



Frances H. Keciani 
Acting Secretary 



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uJCUMENTS DEPT. 
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Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Lurie Foom , Main Library 

2:00 P. M. 
^^ December 9, 1983 

COMMISSIONEPS 

Peter McCrea, President 

Thomas Ksieh, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 



D EPARTMENTSBUREAUS 

Hetch Hetchy Project Energy Conservation 

Municipal Railway Engineering and 

Construction Manacement 



Water Department 



Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 

Pudolf Nothenberg 

GENEPAL MANAGEF 

Pomaine A. Boldridge 
SECPFTAFY 

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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 



Present: President Peter KcCrea, Vice President Thciras Rsieh, 
Commissioner John Sanger, Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

Commissioner H. I'elton Flynn arrived at 2:15 P.M. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Lenvin, seconded hy Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-05CS MP Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of t679,155 to implement 
recommendations of the Accident Peer Group Peview to 
upgrade existing Muni training programs, develop new 
selection and hiring methods, initiate employee 
incentive programs, and revise Division 
Manager/Administration discipline programs. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, FJynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0509 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Eoard of 
Supervisors a Municipal Failway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $201,733 to fund for 
six months establishment of a Diesel Motor Ccach 
Cuality Assurance Inspection Program and Technical 
Maintenance Management Improvement Frogram. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of lenvin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0510 MP Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Foard of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $1 , 074, 315 for the 
Cable Car Start-up costs and one month of revenue 
service 

Vote: ?yes - McCrea, Fsieh, Flynn, Sanger, lenvin 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0511 FM Authorizing the General Manager, Futlic Utilities 

Commission to negotiate and execute an agreement or 
agreements for financial and marketing services as 
needed for the sale of safe harbor leases on transit 
vehicles, such services to be provided on a 
contingency basis with fees to be paid from the 
proceeds of such sales. 

Vote: Ayes - KcCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0512 E Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Pcard of 
Supervisors a Utilities Engineering Eureau 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of S for 
administrative and clerical positions, furniture and 
office equipment, and training and related travel 
funds, necessary for the organization to function more 
effectively and economically. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

53-0513 HH Approving the immediate filling of the position, 

Class 5138, Hetch Hetchy Project Superintendent of 
Operations, in the Project Operations Division, as 
vacancy in this position over a long period of time 
will result in serious loss of efficiency in the 
management of this division. 

Vote: Ayes - t'cCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office cf the Secretary of the Public Utilities 

Commi ssion . 



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Item No. 9 - First Quarter Performance Monitoring reports. 

Mr. Fudclf Nothenberg, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
highlighted the major sections of the reports. 

Fan Francisco Water Pepartment 

Regarding the Water Department, Mr. Nothenberg said that all 
technical goals were met, except one - the calibration and upgrading 
of main line water meters. A supplemental appropr iaticn is in 
process in order to bring this project on schedule. 

Mr. Nothenberg said that there are some significant items for the 
department which are not covered by the report. The first is the 
negotiations with our suburban customers. All parties have received 
copies of the proposed contract and agreement is expected by March 
31, 1984. Regarding a new billing system for water and seuer 
service charges, he said that staff intends to negotiate with the 
consultant for design of the system this year and implementation 
next year, rather than requesting additional money now. 

Ketch Ketchy Water and Fower 

Mr. Nothenterg reported that the department met or exeeeded all 
operational targets. He said that this department also has issues 
which are net part of its performance monitoring targets. 
Negotiations concerning the rate case with Modesto and Turlock 
Irrigation Districts and the Pacific Gas and Flectric Company are 
ongoing and progress is being made. 



Pureaus 

In the Eureau of Fngineering and Construction Management, Mr. 
Nothenberg reported that a supplemental appropriation to improve the 
bureau's operation is pending, the cable car rehabi litat icn project 
is on target, and the Market Street rewiring project is going very 
we 11 . 

The Eureau of Financial Management is doing well except in the areas 
of processing retroactive payrolls, year-end closing of the books, 

and financial reports. 

The Bureau of Managerent Information Systems experienced a great 
deal of "down" time this quarter which resulted in replacement of 
the mainframe. Plans are underway to upgrade to a larger unit. 

In the Eureau of Personnel and Training development of a position 
control system is coming along slowly. Standard disciplinary 
procedures have been developed and will be issued shortly. The 
Training unit's program for upgrading bus operators is going very 
well. Cver 460 operators have signed up for it. 



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San Francisco Municipal Pailway 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that diesel equipment availability has 
declined resulting in approximately 20 missed runs per day. He said 
that it may get worse before it gets better because the shop will 
begin a program to inspect vehicles at California Highway Patrol 
standards before they are returned to service. 

The overall accident rate is continuing downward. It is below 
"target" in the diesel fleet and up in the trolley fleet. 
Turnaround time at Embarcadero Station in the Muni Metro is between 
140 and 160 seconds against a 120 second target. Mr. Nothenberg 
said that he did not feel the system would be able to achieve its 
target. Commissioner Sanger said that the original expectations bad 
been 90 seconds for turnaround. He requested information on the 
technical limitations governing the turnaround time. 

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Mayor of the City and County of San 
Francisco, addressed the Commission concerning the performance 
monitoring reports. She commended the Commission and its staff for 
their use of the Management By Objectives system. She requested 
that everyone in the department receive a copy of the performance 
monitoring report so that everyone would know what the goals are and 
what is expected of them. 

Regarding recent problems in diesel maintenance, Mayor Feinstein 
listed her basic principles for job performance as: 1) productivity; 
2) discipline; 3) concern for quality; and 4) eight hours work for 
eight hours pay. She asked the Commission to implement those 
programs which would increase a sense of pride in the system, such 
as, employee training, recognition programs, and the opportunity for 
advancement. She concluded by commending management for being 
forthright in its performance monitoring report and she expressed 
her confidence in the management team. 

President McCrea thanks the Mayor for her comments and her vote of 
confidence . 

Commissioner Ksieh pointed cut that the public is not aware that 
there are over 600 bus operators who have between one and 
thirty-three years of service without a single avoidable accident. 

Commissioner Sanger requested that the performance monitoring 
reports be revised so as to make them easier to relate to actual 
experience and impact on service. In addition, he requested the 
inclusion of information on the "holds" or unusable buses, revision 
of the vehicle availability format, the percentage of runs completed 
daily, a glossary of terms and weekly reports on the most essential 
measures . 

Commissioner Lenvin asked about the definition of "missed runs", and 
pointed out that buses that leave the yard but have a road call 
before entering service are not included as missed runs. She also 
requested the number of buses not available for revenue service, the 
number of runs not out both AM and PM, and inclusion of the LRV 
report . 



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Commissioner Flynn requested that the report account for the total 
fleet by showing the number cf pieces of equipment by location. 

Mr. Nothenberg expressed appreciation to Mr. Leonard Tom for 
preparing the information presented in the reports. 

Commissioner Hsieh asked if there were data on accidents indicating 
accident rates for full-time versus part-time operators. Mr. Harold 
Geissenheimer , General Manager Municipal Railway, replied that that 
information has not been collected. He said that all new hires are 
for part-time positions which later become full-time. Therefore, 
part-time employees have the least experience. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired about the high usage of paratransit 
script and its effect on the budget. Mr. Nothenberg replied that 
$200, 00C more will be budgeted next year for this program. 

Regarding free passes for employees, an issue which has been 
negotiated with the union, Commissioner Sanger suggested that it 
would be better to pay the benefit and have the employees buy Fast 
Passes than to continue issuing free passes. 

President McCrea requested that the performance report for tbe 
Bureau cf Engineering and Construction Management include the total 
number of projects, number of projects on schedule, behind schedule 
and en budget or behind budget. 

Commissioner Sanger said that he was shocked to find that a number 
of Grumman Flxible buses were sitting on a pier and that a decision 
had been made to not use them. He said that such decisions should 
be brought to the Commission. He requested that the City Attorney 
be informed as to the status of these vehicles so that the 
Commission can be advised if we have a claim' against the 
manufacturer . 



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THEREUPCN THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:05 P.M. 



FCMAINE A. FCLERIDGF 
Secretary 



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^ M I N U T F S 

5 PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FFANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Foom 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
^ December 13, 1983 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JAN 1 9 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 
piiHi |o i IRRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 

Peter McCrea, President 

Thomas Fsieh, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Pailway 
Water Department 



BUFFAUS 

Fnergy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
CFNEFAL MANAGEF. 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:11 P.M. 

Present: President Peter KcCrea, Vice President Thomas Fsieh, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner John Sanger 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 

The Minutes of the November 22, 1983 meeting were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION NO. 

On rrotion of Flynn , seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0514 GM Canceling Commission meeting of December 27, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-C515 E Approving immediate filling of Class 5174, 

Administrative Engineer for the PUC Eureau of 
Engineering . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Fsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0516 WD Extending the expiration date of existing water resale 
contracts to March 31, 1984. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Fsieh, the follcv.ir.c: 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0517 MP Authorizing the furnishing of tventy-five (25) 
Municipal Railway Fast Passes per month to the 
Democratic National Convention from January 1, 1984 
through July 31, 1984. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Fsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-205 



Cn motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following- 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0518 MR Approving collections for the month of October, 1983, 
of charges for damages against miscellaneous debtors 
of the Municipal Failway, in the amount of $"16, 901.83 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution v/as adopted: 

83-0519 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totalling 
$51,750. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0520 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the General 
Claims Agent totalling 479,552.02 for settlement of 
claims against the Municipal Pailway in the month of 
November , 1983 . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

13-0521 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared by 
staff, and authorizing bid call under Municipal 
Pailway Contract No. 807, N-Judah Line Terminal Track 
Loop Reconstruct ion and Dead Car Storage Facility, 
estimated to cost $339,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0522 MP Approving the plans as prepared by staff and 

authorizing bid call under Municipal Failway Contract 
No. MP-638, J-Line Church Street Track Reconstruction, 
Street Pepaving and Sevier Viork , estimated to cost 
$1,200,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Fsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Fsieh, seconded by Eenoer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-C523 MR Awarding Municipal Pailway Contract No. 698, 

Operator's Festrooms, in the amount of $188,000 tc 
Marshall Euilders, Inc., San Mateo, California. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvir. 



On motion of Fsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

13-0524 MP. Awarding Municipal Failway Contract Mo. 834, Muni 

Training Facility, in the amount of $221,932 for the 

Base Eid plus Alternates, E, C and D to Echo West, 
Inc. MBE, South San Francisco, California. 

Vote: Ayes - McCree , Fsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Fsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0525 FH Awarding Fetch Hetchy Contract No. 713, Columbus, 

Union and related streets, Underground Transit Power 
Facilities and related work, in the net amount of 
$66,000 to £bbett Electric Corporation. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Fsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0526 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Pepartment Contract No. 

1883, 10,000 Gallon Gasoline Tank, Millbrae Yard, in 

the amount of $27,000 to J M Construction, San Eruno, 
Cali fornia . 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Fsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Fsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0527 WB Awarding San Francisco Water Pepartment Contract Mo. 
1874, 8-Inch Puctile Iron Main Installation in Ceres, 
Flora and Bay View Streets, in the net amount of 
$100,300 to V. J. Gaffney, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On ir.oticn of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0528 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
1875, 12-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Valencia, Lexington and Twenty-first Streets, in the 
net amount of $240,940 to Stacy & Witbeck, Inc., 
Newark, California. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0529 MR Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MP 
757, Technical Services Related to Modi f ications to 
the Embarcadero Crossover at Muni Metro Embarcadero 
Station and other Metro Switches as satisfactorily 
completed and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $14,154.35 to Raymond Kaiser Engineers, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution w?s adopted: 

83-0530 MR Accepting the work performed under Contract No. 

MF-798-F, Muni Metro System, Passenger Platform and 
Shelter Extensions, Various Locations, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving a Debit 
Modification No. 2 of the Contract in the amount of 
$1,394, and final payment in the amount of $17,031.40 
to Accurate Construction. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Cn irotion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

S3-0531 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Contract No. 651, Peconstruct Trolley Coach Overhead, 
Various Locations, Contract No. 2, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Credit Contract Modification No. 
2 in the amount of $21,943.51; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $56,518.51 to Comstock - Van 
Hook. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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On motion of Ksieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0532 HH Accepting the work performed' under Hetch Eetchy 

Contract No. 629, Columbus and Van Ness Avenues, North 
Point, Stockton and Union Streets and Vicinity, 
Underground Transit Power Facilities and Pelated Wcrk, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving Pebit Contract 
Modification No. 4 in the amount of $2,835.41; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $32,791.19 
to Abfcett Electric Corporation. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Cn motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0533 F Pequesting the Controller's concurrence in amendment 
of Rules and Pegulations, Public Utilities Revolving 
Fund to transfer $200 per month to Petty Cash Fund, 
entrusted to the Director, Community Affairs. 

Vote: .Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0534 MF Approving compromise and collection of damage claims 
which the Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous 
debtors in the amount of $11,988.12, for the month of 
November, 1983. 

Vote: Ayes - M.cCrea, Fsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Cn motion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following 
resclution was adopted: 

83-0535 F Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission to apply for, accept, and 
expend UMTA Section 10 funds for Urban Mass 
Transportation Managerial Training, and also 
authorizing him to prepare the necessary travel 
advance in an amount not to exceed $12,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



83-209 



On irotion of Hsieh, seconded by Sanger, the following- 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0536 HH Authorizing the General Manager cf Public Utilities to 
enter into an agreement with the United States 
Geological Survey, United States Department of 
Interior, for engineering services in connection with 
the computation end preparation cf stream flow records 
of the Tuolumne Piver and its tributaries, for the 
period of October 1, 1983 to September 30, 1984, in 
the estimated sum of $84,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Lenvin, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0537 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Municipal Pailway to execute a Concession Permit with 
the San Francisco Newspaper Printing Co., Inc., 
granting them the right to place and operate newspaper 
vending kiosks in Muni Metro stations. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Lenvin 
Noes - Sanger 

Cn motion of Sanger, seconded by Ksieh, the following 
resolution v%as adopted: 

83-0538 EC Authorizing the Eureau of Energy Conservation to send 
a Fequest for Proposals to prospective consultants fcr 
energy analyses of fourteen City-owned facilities to 
identify energy conservation measures that will 
produce energy cost reductions and increase Hetch 
Hetchy revenue, the contract not tc exceed $35,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Hsieh, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

13-0539 E Approving proposed plan, budget increase and the 
transfer of funds totalling $301,000, under Hetch 
Hetchy Contract No. 667 - Uarnerville Complex, for the 
Construction of Quarters, Maintenance Euilding and 
Other Operating Facilities. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, lenvin 



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Cn motion cf Sanger, seconded by Lervin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

53-0540 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Eureau to 

request qualification statements, interview, select 
and recommend to this Commission a consulting firm to 
provide engineering services on an "as needed" basis, 
for a period of 24 months at a cost not to exceed 
$300,000, to assist and supplement UEB staff in the 
completion of various engineering projects. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

£3-0541 E Authorizing the Chief Engineer and Deputy General 
Manager, Public Utilities Commission, to execute 
Amendment Ho. 3 to the agreement for Professional 
Services for the Market Street Guideway Project with 
Tudor Engineering Company, to increase the scope of 
work, extend the time and provide additional 
compensation to perform the remainder of the final 
design work, the total payment not to exceed $962,700. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Fsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 

Cn motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0542 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 22 under Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-829 -- For the addition of 
pull curve chafing bars, the redesign of the 
depression beam hatches, an upgrade of the welding 
requirements, and a large number of new carrying 
pulley pits; contractor, Undergrcund/Rai lco, at a ccst 
of $144,000. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Cn motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0543 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 18 under Municipal 
Railwaay Contract No. MP-831 — For miscellaneous 
metal items associated with a pull curve installation, 
and paving plates to replace hatch covers; contractor, 
Underground/Pailco, at a cost of $51,648. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Fsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Tenvin 



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Cn motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0544 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 20, under 

Municipal Railway Contract No. 684 — For related work 
necessary due to the change in configuration of Cable 
Car drive machinery foundation; contractor, 
Tutor-Saliba, at a cost of $166,458. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Ksieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0545 MP Approving Contract Modification No. 31, under 

Municipal Railway Contract MP-684 — For the required 
electrical conduit to be embedded in the concrete 
machinery foundation and through the main sheave room; 
contractor, Tutor-Saliba, at a cost of $88,388. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Cn motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0546 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 23, under 

Municipal Railway Contract No. MP-829 — For street 
reconstruction, including replacement of the sidewalk, 
curb and gutter; contractor, Underground/Pailco, at an 
estimated cost of $94,565. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

13-C547 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 11, under 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MF-830 — For 
additional and larger signal conduit installations at 
various locations to provide additional capacity and 
improved signal control and the addition of concrete 
bases for ticket vending machines; contractor, F. J. 
Olsen Inc., at a cost of $88,9C3. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Cn motion of Sanger, seconded ty Lenvin, the foJ lowing 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0548 MF Approving Contract Modification Mo. 10, under 

Municipal Railway Contract No. MP-832 -- For the 
extension of the cable car signal system to provide 
further interface with traffic signals; contractor, 
Stacy & Witbeck, at a cost of $54,520. 

Vote: ^yes - McCrea, Ksieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



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Cn motion of Sanger, seconded ty Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0545 MB Approving Contract Modification Mo. 13, under 

Municipal Railway Contract No. MF-832 - For utility 
relocation work; contractor, Stacy & V7itbeck, at a 
cost of $93,450. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Psieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Cn motion of Sanger, seconded by Lenvin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

83-0550 MR Authorizing the General Manager and/or Deputy General 
Manager of the Public Utilities Commission, with 
respect to Cable Car System Construction Contracts 
only, to approve individual modifications of less than 
$50,000 as long as the total contract modifications 
under the overall cable car system construction 
contracts do not exceed the ten percent budaeted for 
construction contingencies. 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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INTRODUCTION CF NEW EUSINFSS 

Commission Sanger requested that the General Manager of Public 
Utilities and the City Attorney, in cooperation with the Department 
of Public V^orks and the Department of City Planning, draft 
legislation for the Public Utilities Commission to recommend to the 
Ecard of Supervisors regulating sidewalk encroachments ty merchants, 
newspapers and advertisers, particularly along bus stops used by the 
Municipal Railway. 

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Resolution No. 83-0537 --Authorizing a Concession Permit with the 
San Francisco Newspaper Printing Co., Inc., granting them the right 
to place and operate newspaper vending kiosks in Muni Metro stations. 

Mr. Harold Geissenheimer, General Manager, Municipal railway, stated 
that Winston Network which holds the transit advertising contract, 
had negotiated a four-year advertising contract with the San 
Francisco Newspaper Printing Co., Inc., covering display of 
advertising on the Muni Metro platform sign system and posters on 
the vehicles. Related to this is a provision for newspaper ven< 
kiosks located on the platform level similar to those in PART 
stations. Mr. Geissenheimer reported that P/vPT's experience with 
kiosks hos teen good and EAPT is ready to renew their contract. He 
said the proposal before the Commission has the approval of the San 
Francisco Fire Department. 



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In response to questions by the Commission, Mr. Jaimie Levin, 
Director of Public Information, said that the sites chosen for 
kiosks have been reviewed by staff and the newspaper agency. It is 
felt that they will not interfere with operations or create a safety 
hazard. The permit calls for placing kiosks on the platform level 
in all joint EAF.T/MUNI stations and on the mezzanine level in the 
MUNI only stations. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that the Commission previously rejected 
this proposal when it was submitted by the newspaper agency. He 
urged the Commission to reject it again on the grounds that: 1) 
kiosks don't belong on the platform due to the risks of newspapers 
getting onto the tracks and causing derailments; 2) because of the 
way in which the permit is framed, no other newspaper publications 
other than the two major newspapers will economically be able to 
participate, which would in effect discriminate against all other 
newspapers; 3) if we allow this cperation we run the legal risks 
that we will have to accommodate at our own expense other 
publications because of the discrimination; and 4) we have rot 
received any cooperation regarding regulation of the location of 
news racks and other methods of distributing newspapers in 
relationship to our bus stops. 

Commissioner Lenvin asked if by entering into this contract was the 
Commission binding itself and would there be any exposure to allow 
other publications. Mr. McMorris Dow, Utilities General Counsel, 
replied that once the Commission allows one publication in the area 
there is no basis for keeping others out. Fowever , in the 
concession agreement there are provisions that allow other 
publications to use the kiosks and pay a share of their cost. 

Cn the question, Commissioners McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn and Lenvin voted 
"aye". Commissioner Sanger voted "no". 

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Fesolution No. 83-0540 - Authorizing a Fequest for Cuali fi cat ions to 
provide "as needed" engineering services. 

Commissioner Flynn asked the Fngineering Bureau to make a concerted 
effort to solicit and consider minority companies for this contract. 

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Item No. 18 - Feport on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's 
"New Starts" program. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Director of Planning and Development, said that 
the Metropolitan Transportation Commission would conduct a hearing 
on the "new starts" proposal in January, 1984 and the program would 
be finalized in February, 1984. 

The report establishes three projects as extremely high priority: 1) 
the BAFT Daly City Turnback - $280 million; 2) the Muni Metro 
Turnaround and Ereakout Facility - $3C million; and ?) continued 
upgrade of the Cal Trans commute line on the peninsula - $180 
million. The repcrt calls for the construction of the J-Line 
extension and extension of the Muni Metro from the breakout point to 
the Southern Pacific terminal and extension of EART to ' 
Francisco International airport. 



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Mr. Nothenberg said that he i^as concerned about one cf the oiritted 
alternatives - Cal Trans' desire for an extension to downtown. He 
said a number of people are trying to have the project included in 
MTC ' s recommendations. 

President McCrea directed staff to prepare to meet MTC ' s hearing 
schedule and to prepare a proposed resolution for this Commission to 
consider at its January 10, 1984 meeting, at which time the public 
would be invited to comment. 

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INTRODUCTION CF OLD BUSINESS 

Comir. issioner Sanger reported on the MTC AE-842 committee meeting. 
He said that the topic of disucssion was the expected deficit for 
the coming year. The staff of MTC expressed the opinion that there 
should be a uniform or coordinated fare increase to offset the 
expected deficit of $30 million. 

Commissioner Sanger said that at the coirimittee ireeting he expressed 
his reservations regarding the impact of the previous fare increase 
with respect to the reduction of Fast Pass sales and a revenue 
impact far below what was anticipated. He also indicated that 
selective increases may be renewed by the Commission. Fresident 
McCrea asked Commissioner Sanger to meet with the General Manager to 
formulate a response before the next AP-842 committee meeting. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO AN EXECUTIVE SESSICN ON 
PERSONNEL MATTERS: 3:28 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. PCLDFIDCE 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

... PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall ^OCufwErtTS DEPT 

2:45 P.M. FEB 14 1984 

^, December 28, 1983 



SAN FKANC/SCO 
PUBLIC UBRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 

Peter McCrea, President 

Thomas Hsieh, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

John M. Sanger 

Nancy C. Lenvin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:46 P.M. 



Present: President Peter McCrea, Vice President Thomas Hsieh, 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner John Sanger, 
Commissioner Nancy Lenvin 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Hsieh, the following 
resolution was adopted: 



83-0551 MR Approving a $50,000 modification to the PMC Associates 
contract to provide for a three-month subcontract with 
ATE, Inc., for maintenance management and support 
services, for the Equipment Maintenance Division. 

Vote: Ayes - McCrea, Hsieh, Flynn, Sanger, Lenvin 



Copies of the above resolution are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:55 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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